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Il Gigante

Monterosso al Mare, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Commerce, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It is in Monterosso, one of the five villages of Cinque Terre. The path to the figure is closed, but you can get close enough to take some nice photos.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Impressive statue emerging from rock and holding aloft what was once a dance floor! Worth a visit if you are in Monterosso.

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not sure if that is true but, in any case, the ancient stone sculpture is mighty impressive. Hiking north from here we ascended to see the ruins of Sant' Antonio church overlooking Monterosso. It's a fairly difficult climb but the view of Cinque Terre from up there is amazing.

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Claremorris, Ireland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Having seen this from a distance on my former visits I stayed for a few nights very near it so saw it more often and at closer inspection. it is an amazing scupture and must have been really commanding in its original format [it has lost arms during the war]. It stands at the end of the beach and is... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Loved the backdrop of the sea and coastline. Enjoyed the view from the beach bar. Will hike around it and explore some more today.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

At the north end of the beach there's a large armless and trident less statue of Neptune created over 100 years ago with a history worth checking out. (WW II Allied bombers knocked off his arms and trident and winter storms took their toll but he's still a very dramatic sight to behold).

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This statue looms proudly over the sea on the right end of the monterosso beach, it's a beautiful sculpture. It's true that it has worn a fair amount (who would expect it to be in pristine condition?!) but it's still an amazing tribute to the power of sculpting.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

It's a shame that time has taken it's toll on this impressive statue carved from the rock, but even now it is an imposing site at the end of the Monterosso coast line. A lovely short walk down the promenade in the new part of town, on the only beaches in the area, and near the hiking path to Levanto,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

just look down the beach and you'll see him holding up a terrace. look for original photos on when he held a triton and had arms!

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Wildberg, GE
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was our second trip to monterosso and we didn't see this the last time so wanted to make sure we did this time around. It was a nice walk from the old section of town to the end of the beach. This is not something life changing but it's a nice thing to see in a tourist town without... More

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