Saving the Colosseum


This article, written by Barbie Latza Nadeau, appears on The Daily Beast.

Live from the Colosseum in Rome! Inside a Party to Save Italy’s Treasures

The man who spent a small fortune to save the ancient arena from ruin celebrated with a glitzy gala held inside.

Sitting on a gilded, red velvet chair inside the ancient Roman Colosseum on a glorious July evening listening to a soprano sing O soave fanciulla from La Bohème, two things come to mind. The first, of course, is that this sure beats the usual Friday night routine (no offense, Netflix).

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