Tod’s sponsors the restoration of Milan’s City Hall

Having already financed the restoration of Rome’s Colosseum in 2021, the famous brand of peep-toe moccasins is now stepping in to help restore Milan’s City Hall, a 16th-century Mannerist townhouse.


Is Diego della Valle a modern-day Lorenzo de’ Medici?


Without going quite that far, it has to be said that the CEO of Tod’s is also, in his own way, a benefactor to the heritage of Italian cities.


Having already financed the restoration of the Colosseum in Rome in 2021, Diego della Valle has just announced that the famous brand of studded moccasins that he heads will be putting its resources to work on another of Italy’s splendors.


Opposite La Scala


But if the Colosseum was an illustrious vestige of antiquity, the new building targeted by Tod’s protection, Milan City Hall, is admittedly a little more recent. But the square where this former mansion, designed in 1523 by the architect Galeazzo Alessi for Genoese bankers, stands is also well known, as it is the site of the famous Scala. The Palazzo Marino, which since 1861 has housed the municipal administration of Italy’s economic capital, faces Milan’s famous opera house.

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Featured Photo: © Municipio di Milano 

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Sophie Michentef has worked for more than 30 years in the professional press. For fifteen years, she managed the French and international editorial staff of the Journal du Textile. She now puts her press, textile, fashion, and luxury expertise at the service of newspapers, professional organizations, and companies.

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