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Monterosso Aperitivo Tour with Local Food and Wine
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Great rock sculpture

The sculpture is very easy to see. Easily accessible via public transportation, or via a beautiful drive down a windy mountain path.

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Jessica T
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This sculpture is near the train station, a really quick walk. You can access the beach area for free and take the photos.

1 Thank Mariana A
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A huge statue of Neptune gorgeous carved in stone on the beach in Monterosso. If you get there you have to see this marvel.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

The sculpture is very easy to see. Easily accessible via public transportation, or via a beautiful drive down a windy mountain path.

Thank Jessica T
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

This 14 metres high image of God Neptun is a simbol of town and is located in the end od the longest very popular beach and was a decoration of a very beautitufull villa, which was bombed and also Il Gigante was damaged.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Stone sculpture at the beach, that if you are not observing or looking for it, you may miss it. Photo you must take!!

Thank Vivi L
Clifton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a great photo op, and the beach surrounding is lovely. Look up the history surrounding this statue, its a good story of the place.

Thank EJClifton
Truckee, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Perhaps it was simply because it was our first trip to Italy and to Monterosso al Mare, but everything about this town I found amazing and beautiful. And to see this from the beach and to know it was built in 1910...the history, the stories this statue could tell if could talk...to be standing there was simply amazing.

Thank ggintruckee
New Milford, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Amazing sculpture on the cliffs just overlooking the beach. It is definitely worth a trip to the beach to see this art work.

Thank KARS929
Ogunquit, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Carved out of natural rock, damaged during World War II just walk along the shore line to get the best photos.

Thank Jed L
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Take a lovely walk along the sea front to see this, its lovely and you can once again dip your feet into the water.

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