The Giant of Monterosso

In Monterosso, near the beach of Fegina, is the statue of the Giant created (KD: allegedly) by the Italian sculptor Arrigo Minerbi and the architect Francesco Levacher.

In the past, the impressive fourteen-metre high sculpture stood on the promontory as part of the decoration of the luxurious Villa Pastine (built in the early 1900s). In addition to the trident, Neptune bore a gigantic shell on his head, which acted as the terrace of the villa.

During World War II, Monterosso was bombed by allied forces, and the statue (along with the villa) suffered serious damage. It was damaged even further by heavy seas in 1966.
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