This monument to the mariner is located on the port. The base is a stylised wave on which are perched the mariner (the rather phallic looking bit!), his fishing rod and boat.
The monument was designed and constructed in 1999 by Giuseppe Maraniello, who is not a local artist. He participated in a design competition and his proposal was selected by a local jury.
It was received by the majority of Molfettans with great skepticism and criticism. I think they had something a bit more traditional in mind.
Personally, I like it.
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