Having just returned from a trip to Italy, with the Cinque Terre being one of the highest highlights, I have just found your website! How dumb! We walked from Riomaggiore upwards, contrary to most of your correspondents, carrying heavy camera gear and tripods (I am a 65 year old female, friend 58). It was an exhilarating experience.
However, upon our arrival at Monterosso it was raining very heavily and almost dark. Nevertheless, we managed to take some photographs of the statue carved into the cliff face despite these conditions. This statue is huge but doesn’t seem to be mentioned or identified anywhere that I have found.
My question: Who is it and who carved it?
Thanks for your informative site.