Director General of the UNIMPRESA Romania union of Italian employers Marco Rondina on Sunday discussed with Bucharest General Mayor Sorin Oprescu the possibility of asking Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno to loan some Roman frescoes to be mounted in the Lipscani – Bratianu Boulevard in the historic centre of Bucharest City.
The Italian investors would also like Bucharest City to twin with Rome. The Lupa Capitolina Capitoline Wolf statute would also be relocated from the Romana Square to the intersection of Lipscani Street and Bratianu Boulevard. Work on the new pedestal started on March 25 and it is expected to complete in two months’ time, according to Mayor Oprescu. The statue will be disassembled next week and recomposed at a specialist workshop.
The statue was given as a gift to the Bucharest people by the Rome Municipality in 1906 to mark the 25th anniversary of the coronation of Romanian King Carol I and 1,800 years since the Roman Conquest of Dacia, today’s Romania. The Capitoline Wolf was initially mounted at the Romanian Arenas in Park Carol I and relocated to the St. Gheorghe Square in 1908. In 1931, it was relocated to the Metropolitan Hill; in 1965 to the small park in the Dorobanti Square and in 1997 to the Romana Square.