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Dayle Oct 20th, 2015 04:53 PM

I just saw an item on the CBS news that an ancient ramp between the Forum and the Palantine Hill has been restored and opened to the public. Wonderful news! But the best part was the additional news that a crowd-funding organization call "Loveitaly!" has been started to get people to donate toward more restoration projects of Italy's treasures.

How perfect is that? I'm sure our dear Loveitaly is smiling down.

Buon viaggio!

Blueeyedcod Oct 20th, 2015 05:10 PM

I have huge issues with these 'crowd funding' things. Who are the administrators and who is to say that they won't accumulate the money sent and just embezzle it all?
Unless it is an official Roman/Italian government site (and I seriously doubt it) then anyone who donates to it is extremely gullible. Generous - but gullible.

iris1745 Oct 20th, 2015 05:13 PM

LoveItaly; A friend too all and I do miss her straight forward demeanor.

I felt like I had a friend forever.

I am smiling up to her in all the grace that she portrayed.

HappyTrvlr Oct 20th, 2015 05:41 PM

Dayle, a lovely memory of a gracious poster.

Jean Oct 20th, 2015 06:07 PM

Dayle, I heard that news story on the radio while driving home from work and thought immediately of LoveItaly! Maybe she's sending a message from the 'beyond.'

Jean Oct 20th, 2015 06:21 PM

Lots of transparency in the links at the bottom of every page. "Transparency & Best Practice," "Terms and Conditions," etc. Board members are listed with bio info.

Dayle Oct 20th, 2015 06:24 PM

I wasn't recommending anything because I didn't look at the org's website. I just enjoyed the lovely thought because it was so appropriate.

ekc Oct 21st, 2015 09:15 AM

Great thought Dayle! I am sure she would love it!

LCBoniti Oct 21st, 2015 10:46 AM

That's a lovely thought, Dayle. LoveItaly is missed.

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