The Statue of the Giant, also referred to as the Statue of Neptune, is a rather recent acquisition for the architectural landscape of Monterosso al Mare. Built no sooner than 1910 and designed by Arrigo Minerbi (sculptor) and Francesco Levancher (architect), the statue is a concrete and iron colossus measuring 14 meters in height and amounting to 170 tons. The statue doesn’t necessarily strike by its artistic qualities, but nonetheless it impresses by its dimensions and dramatic placement alike. Thus, it used to be part of the artistic patrimony of the local Pastine Villa, but now it sustains the promontory which overlooks the Fegina Beach, yielding a bizarre and yet ever so appealing and interesting view.

Statue of the Giant (Statua del Gigante)
Monterosso al Mare, Italy
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