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The Piglet

4.4/5
7 Reviews
MonumentFountain
Address: Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50123 Florence, Italy

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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.

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  • Sonja M
    Sonja M
    Sussex
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    Make sure you return to 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...

    Reviewed on /Date(1595229384000+0800)/
  • manc_emm
    manc_emm
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    Great history and folk-law

    Put a coin into the pigs mouth and if it falls into the grid you will have good luck forever, if not - who knows.

    Reviewed on /Date(1583147151000+0800)/
  • Mr_MrsBeckett
    Mr_MrsBeckett
    Lancashire, England
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    Average

    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.

    Reviewed on /Date(1582773051000+0800)/
  • MichaelO177
    MichaelO177
    Murphy, Texas, USA
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    A MUST DO!

    A must do in Florence because, well, you want the luck it will bring. Glad that we did it. Nice area! Fun!!

    Reviewed on /Date(1578139104000+0800)/
  • Dream605903
    Dream605903
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    Touristy Think

    Even though it is touristy, you have to rub his nose. Easy to find but nothing exciting. I was glad I did it.

    Reviewed on /Date(1575969142000+0800)/

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