Company history

In the past fifteen years, Urban Vision has restored to glory over 200 buildings, including monuments, historic palaces, churches and museums, thanks to sponsored restorations and the skilful work of Italy’s best craftsmen.

Urban Vision was founded in Rome in 2004 on the initiative of Gianluca De Marchi, Fabio Mazzoni and Daniela Valenza.

In the same year, the city of Rome instructed Urban Vision to fund the restoration of the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo. In the following year, Urban Vision received a mandate to raise funds for the restoration of the Obelisk of Piazza del Popolo.

In the meantime, the first commissions came in from Milan.

In 2006 restoration work started on the Palazzo della Rinascente and Palazzo di Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo. In December 2007 it was the turn of the Palazzo dell’Arengario in the Piazza Duomo.

One of the most significant projects carried out by Urban Vision was the restoration of the Fontana della Barcaccia in Piazza di Spagna, in Rome. The monument, completely restored after twenty-years, was inaugurated in 2014 in the presence of the Capitoline authorities.

In the course of 2016, the restoration of the Roman Baroque masterpiece, the Palazzo Colonna, was completed, while at the same time work started on important projects related to the restoration of Santa Maria di Loreto in Piazza Venezia and Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Piazza del Popolo.

Urban Vision today has offices in Rome, Milan, London, Lisbon, Madrid and Lugano and is Corporate Golden Donor of the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the Italian Environment Fund).