"The Italian capital has a logistical nightmare: juggling ambitious
restoration projects at the Colosseum and the Porta Maggiore basilica
with trying to run and update the city – and all without a mayor?
The €25m (£17.6m) cleanup started two years ago following lengthy
delays, as the Italian government dilly-dallied over whether to allow
the bill to be paid by billionaire Diego Della Valle – owner of Tod’s, a luxury shoe and handbag business."