Italy is one of the world's most enchanting travel destinations, and for years has attracted those with interests ranging from archaeology to fashion.
However, with so many different cultural and historic sites, Italian authorities often have trouble finding funding to keep them all preserved and maintained. In order to fill the gap, a new platform called "LoveItaly" seeks to raise funds for restoration and preservation efforts with crowdfunding, allowing millions of future travelers to experience Italy's great historical artifacts for years to come.
In the last several years crowdfunding has emerged as a way to fund everything ranging from art shows to public parks. While traditional forms of funding typically rely on local banks or municipal organizations, crowdfunding allows project developers to attract people from all over the world who share the same passions or tastes.
The world's economy is changing and, unfortunately, no region is immune to fluctuations in global markets. Crowdfunding allows projects to avoid rising rates or market drops by allowing actual people to donate money to the cause, in amounts small enough to be affordable to anyone.
Who is LoveItaly?
LoveItaly is a non-profit organization that allows people from all over the world to participate in preserving Italy's cultural history, which includes some of the world's oldest and most famous attractions. What makes the project so sustainable in long-term preservation of artifacts is that it educates potential donors and passionate individuals on exactly where their money is going, and why it is so needed.
With an active blog and a community of like-minded individuals, LoveItaly allows everyone to sustain the world's greatest historical sites from the comfort of their own home.
LoveItaly is more than just a crowdfunding source though - it is a brand committed to the longevity and promotion of Italy's amazing historical artifacts.
Historical Sites in Italy Worth Saving
Italy is the home to a staggering 50 locations designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, making it the country with by far the largest number of historically significant locations. Rome itself is home to some of the world's top historical travel destinations, including the Colosseum, the Vatican, and St. Peter's Basilica.
For those who love the arts, Venice and Florence offer a number of historical sites that were significant at many of the most important stages of art history. And for those who just love to witness a masterpiece of human engineering, the Leaning Tower of Pisa provides plenty of educational value and some excellent photo opportunities.
Understandably, just these major attractions alone require massive amounts of resources and money to maintain, and municipal funding can't always be spared to do so.
Millions of visitors travel to Italy each year to visit historical attractions in venues from Rome to Pompeii. The country is home to some of the world's best-known cultural monuments and landmarks, but as they get older, they become more costly to maintain. LoveItaly seeks to restore and maintain some of Italy's greatest cultural objects, in order to ensure they serve as a source of education and delight for generations to come.
If you're interested in learning more or donating to the cause, visit the official LoveItaly website.
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