Il Gigante428 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 19016 Riomaggiore Province of La Spezia, Italy, Monterosso
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +39-187817401
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Sculpture
The gigantic sculpture of Neptune overlooks the Italian riviera town of Monterosso del Mare making it a jaw dropping scene in Cinque Terra. This colossal structure was designed and built by Arrigo Minerbi, the Jewish Italian sculptor, who is also credited with the making of numerous cathedrals and for his bronze door on the Duomo in Milan. This concrete built sculpture was heavily destroyed by the allied bombing runs but still stood high in its position. Due to this it became the symbol of the town, marking resilience. At first you will find it to be merged in the rocky cliffs, however, its identity stays quite visible and stark if you look carefully.
Il Gigante Travel Tips
- Do not wear slippers here as the place is already slippery.
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Il Gigante
- Buses from Vettora Via Roma till the statue.
- By Train station: Monterosso
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61.49% of people who visit Monterosso include Il Gigante in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
31.75% of people start their Il Gigante visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Il Gigante
73.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Il Gigante
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