Rome to rebuild Colosseum floor

The Colosseum in Italy’s capital, Rome, is to be rebuilt. Not entirely, though. The Italian government are looking to rebuild the floor and return it to its former glory.

The government has pledged £16.7 million (€18.5 million) to built the retractable floor with mechanical trap doors enclosing and concealing its network of tunnels and cages. “The reconstruction… is a great idea which has gone around the world,” Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said in a statement.

“It will be a major technological intervention that will offer visitors the opportunity to, not only see the underground rooms… but also appreciate the beauty of the Colosseum while standing in the centre of the arena,” he added.

The new floor will stop the elements from further deteriorating the labyrinth of tunnels of the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire and should be completed by 2023.

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Seletti Palace Dinner set – MUST HAVE

Do you remember going to a friend’s house when you were younger and their parents always had a nice dinner set that was brought out for special occasions?

Seletti, a company that focuses on design projects and creative, characteristic Italian excellence has the ultimate special dinner set. One that depicts Italian renaissance architecture but is also useable. Designed by Italian industrial designer, Alessandro Zambelli, Palace is a modular table set, both stackable and compact.

Each set is for six guests, including plates, soup dishes, bowls and fruit dishes showing palaces and renaissance architecture – Palazzo Torrione, Palazzo della Signoria, Palazzo Borghese and Palazzo del Governo. The sets vary from £270 to £390.

The roof lids are interesting, not only do they serve as covers but they are also containers. Each of the table sets are made of fine dolomite porcelain and are truly works of art that shouldn’t be hidden away when not in use.

Beautiful Barcelona

Am in the beautiful city of barcelona. The architecture here is amazing. The amount of freedom for architects is unbelievable. It feels like I am in London and Italy at the same time. People are relaxed.

The smell of marijuana floating freely in the air gives an idea how relaxed some people are.

And in the spirit of being Barcelona the ‘duuddddeeee’ and I had to stop at a place called Happy pills.

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