In The Name Of Na­ture

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Gucci or­ga­nized a guided tour Tues­day night of Florence's

Boboli Gar­dens, where the brand is fi­nanc­ing a ma­jor restora­tion plan, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Uf­fizi Gallery and the city of Florence. The goal is to help bring back the park lo­cated in the heart of the Tus­can city to its for­mer splen­dor. In par­tic­u­lar, the luxury com­pany do­nated two mil­lion eu­ros to fi­nance dif­fer­ent works across the venue.

As shown by Boboli Gar­dens co­or­di­na­tor Bianca Maria Landi, the restora­tion process be­gan with a 17th-cen­tury cy­press, which through ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies was re­in­forced with ca­bles in a high-tech hy­per re­sis­tant fiber.

The sec­ond step of the project will start on July 4, when a range of ac­tiv­i­ties will fo­cus on the restora­tion of the drainage sys­tem in the area of the park's Sy­camores Boule­vard, which will be also re­vamped.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude the re­place­ment of the ter­ra­cotta

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