The pig monument


The pig monument

Un maialino in bronzo che corre nel cuore del paese

The pig monument was inaugurated on 14 December 1997 in Castelnuovo Rangone. Created by Kee Sansen and situated between the Tower and the Church of San Celestino, the small bronze statue depicts the animal-symbol of the economy of Castelnuovo.

The pig monument was donated by the Ente Esportazioni Carni Olandese (Dutch Meat Export Company) as a sign of recognition for the quality of the work and the commitment of the many companies of Castelnuovo in processing pork. Since then, the monument has become one of the most famous images of the town and one of the favourite games of children who have a lot of fun "riding" it.

A bronze pig that runs through the town centre