Renner Italia’s wood coatings have restored the Prendiparte Tower in Bologna

22 July 2015

[22.07.2015] Prendiparte Tower ancient wooden parts have been restored by Renner Italia's coatings. Our company, restored for free the sixty meters of wood that clamber the medieval tower, the second highest tower in the city (Torre degli Asinelli is the highest).

“We accepted this exciting challenge – declared Renner Italia managing director Lindo Aldrovandi -. Prendiparte Tower is Bologna's architectural and historical heritage. In my opinion, from the Tower it is possible to enjoy the best view of the city; you can see the two most known tower (Asinelli and Garisenda), San Petronio Basilica, Madonna di San Luca Sanctuary, the hills…”.

Renner Italia is involved in environmental protection of the territory, both through an ethical industrial approach (developing water-based coating) and through the protection of valuable artworks. Renner Italia’s second to last project of cultural enhancement concerns the Tree of Life at Expo Milano 2015. In 2014, the company took care also of the restoration works of San Leonardo theatre in Bologna.

Prendiparte Tower belongs to a private citizen, “but it is evident  – Aldrovandi explained – that a so wonderful proof of the medieval Italy must be conceived as a common good.”


Matteo Giovanardi, the Tower owner, transformed the tower in an exclusive B&B. n 2014, Lonely Planet travel guide nominated the romantic B&B inside Prendiparte Tower the third most beautiful hotel in the world. The same technician team that worked on the Tree of Life project, prepared everything for the Prendiparte restoration. Luigi Benni, laboratory director, and Roberto Carrelli, researcher, are the leaders of this team, while Fabian Colombari coordinated the applicator coating team.