The Italian government is turning to the corporate world to help fund conservation and restoration projects for the country’s extensive architectural holdings. A program called Art Bonus, which offers tax breaks to companies who fund the work, has already raised around $140 million—including $2 million from a Japanese garment importer—to facilitate repairs to structural icons such as the Colosseum, the Trevi fountain, and the pyramid outside Rome.

The debt-ridden government is largely looking to China for such investments though some remain wary of potential restrictions or conditions that could come with the needed funds.

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