The Salvatore Ferragamo group has once again contributed to the restoration of one of Italy’s historical sites. The Florence-based luxury firm has helped recover Torre and Casa Campatelli, located in San Gimignano, near Siena. The restoration was promoted by FAI, or Fondo Ambiente Italiano, which protects Italy’s artistic and natural patrimony and which owns the venue. The residence Casa Campatelli dates back to the 12th century. The site includes one of the 14 towers that contribute to the unique skyline of the Tuscan medieval town, a UNESCO world heritage center since 1990.
The company did not disclose the amount of the investment.
Salvatore Ferragamo over the years has supported several artistic activities and the restoration of monuments including: Leonardo da Vinci’s Sant’Anna painting exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris; the sculptures on the bridge and square Santa Trinita in Florence, and eight rooms of the Galleria degli Uffizi, unveiled in September. The latter was made possible thanks to a donation of 600,000 euros, or $684,168 at current exchange. The rooms display 42 paintings and one sculpture by artists from the second half of the 15th century, including Luca Signorelli and Cosimo Rosselli.