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Nero's Golden Palace, Siena's Crumbling Walls Win Much-needed Restoration Cash

Emperor Nero's golden palace, the walls of medieval Siena and the foundations of Venice will all receive sorely needed restoration funds after Italy approved a plan on Monday to spend 300 million euros ($325 million) to protect its cultural heritage. Caring for thousands of years' worth of art and architecture is a perennial problem in Italy, and many sites have been left in a fragile state by public spending cuts and mismanagement. The walls protecting Siena are among the...

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