The functional and monumental artistic public lighting system of Rome is licensed to Areti Illuminazione Pubblica pursuant to a Service Agreement33 entered into between Acea SpA and the Municipality of Rome. The area spans approximately 1,300 sq km (i.e., about 7 times Milan area). The company is responsible for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and restoration of networks and plants. In agreement with the relevant Authorities, Acea is committed to enhancing the artistic and architectural heritage of the Capital by deploying over 11,000 dedicated lighting points. Given the wealth of monuments located in Rome, wherethe company has been operating for many years, Acea has gained specific expertise in the artistic lighting sector, which can also be extended to the needs of “private customers” (such as ecclesiastical institutions, hoteliers or third parties in general).
In addition to ordinary maintenance work performed on the existing systems, in 2015 Illuminazione Pubblica carried out a number of major operations, such as the completion of the Imperial Forums lighting project designed by Vittorio Storaro, with 526 floodlights being installed using LED technology, the new lighting system of the Trevi Fountain in conjunction with Acea Ato 2, who was responsible for water system operations, deploying 90 floodlights using LED technology. The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (Special Department of Rome) also requested the company to build the new artistic lighting system using LED technology for the entire monumental complex of the Baths of Caracalla. In 2015, initial work was completed on the ancient Library area, which was enhanced with the deployment of 21 floodlights whose special colour temperature extols the colours of the ancient walls.