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Strenuous but worth the effort

Beautiful views and countryside but be prepared for a strenuous hike 1000 ft up & then down. No... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
SandraLynn154945
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Victoria, Canada
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Il Gigante of Monterosso / Italy

The ancient statue of the Gigante was very plaisant for me, a beton armé statue in the rocks; still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manuela L
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ancient statue of the Gigante was very plaisant for me, a beton armé statue in the rocks; still a little bit old, but imposing figure of 14 m high, and contructed in 1910, protecting the hill and the beach, He represent Neptune and commonly...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Located at one end of the promenade at Monterosso is this amazing looking giant. Alas we were disappointed to find The Giant was covered in scaffolding. It was impossible to get a good photo of him.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Probably would be nice but being covered by scaffolding you need a good imagination. It is a nice walk though & the beach is pleasant. Plenty of places for a cold drink & bite to eat

Thank Ismisue
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views and countryside but be prepared for a strenuous hike 1000 ft up & then down. No hand rails in places & steep steps going down. Bring water & a walking pole if you need it. My husband & I are in pretty good...More

2  Thank SandraLynn154945
Reviewed May 15, 2018

It's a lovely beach under the statue, quieter than the surrounding beaches and clean sand and water that has a good amount of shallow, calmer water for children to play in. The statue is really quite interesting and there used to be an arm holding...More

2  Thank Jordon O
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Il GIGANTE is awesome! Too bad it is covered in scaffolding! It is a short walk to the north side of the beach at Monterosso so go take a look. That side of the beach is much quieter so it is a nice change from...More

1  Thank Sal V
Reviewed April 8, 2018

You currently can't see anything here due to repairs. Monterosso is a very quiet town, there is not much to do but walk around or go to a market on the other side of the hill.

1  Thank Brooke B
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited in the last few days and you can’t see it. Work is being done at present. There is much to enjoy here so don’t let this make or break whether you visit this beautiful spot

1  Thank Lori N
Reviewed November 24, 2017

We only found this monument when another tourist was searching for it. The reason it wasn't obvious is because it was encased in scaffolding as it was under restoration process. Once it is completed, it will be awesome!

Thank Tor56
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Being in Cinque Terra is one thing, being on the beach and then facing this 100 year old Statue of Neptune, the SEA GOD.is another..The village itself is a charming historical resort where visitors casually stroll around the old town and admire the 13 remaining...More

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