Il Porcellino, first of all, is a copy of the original statue, sculpted in the early seventeenth century by the great artist, Tacca. The original is in the Bardino Museum. The copy is currently displayed in the Mercato Nuovo, and it is an Florentine legend that rubbing the wild boars snout will bring good luck.
In Mercato Nuovoin you can buy the usual leather and silks that are all over Florence, but don't miss Il Porcellino. The wild boar statue is a copy of the original cast several hundred years ago, but you can still rub it's nose or put a coin in its mouth for good luck.
This little pig statue is very conspicuous at the market entrance of the central square. Everyone passing by has to touch the pig’s nose, and then throw a coin in the pool under the pig’s nose. So you can return to Florence. There are many leather goods shops in this market, you can visit them.
In the central square market of Florence, this statue is very delicate. People passing by here like to touch its nose, so the nose is very shiny. I really didn't pay attention to the specific story, so I took it when I looked cute.
Located in front of the new arcade market in Florence, it is also called the Little Pig Market, because there is a cute little pig statue in front of the market, which is very bright by tourists. It is said that you can touch the pig’s nose and throw a coin in the fountain to return Florence.
The theory is if you rub his nose you will return to Florence. I always make sure by rubbing his nose. The statue itself is just a great sculpture , and just outside the Mercato del Porcellino . it i...
Put a coin into the pigs mouth and if it falls into the grid you will have good luck forever, if not - who knows.
We stumbled across this boar and looked into why its there etc. It was busy and plenty of people taking photos and rubbing its nose. Nice little thing but not worth making a special trip to see.
A must do in Florence because, well, you want the luck it will bring. Glad that we did it. Nice area! Fun!!
Even though it is touristy, you have to rub his nose. Easy to find but nothing exciting. I was glad I did it.