Agence France-PresseMarch 5, 2014 12:03
Italy's new prime minister on Wednesday appealed to private investors to help restore the damaged ruins of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage landmark.
"Italy is a country of culture and so I challenge businessmen. What are you waiting for?" Matteo Renzi told journalists when quizzed on the future of the ancient site, where several walls collapsed this weekend.
"The ideological refusal to permit the private sector to intervene, as if only the public sector could guarantee the guardianship of heritage, must end," he said.