5. Bust of Scior Carera
Scior Carera or “Stone Man” is the name that the Milanese people have given to a Roman statue that is now almost completely invisible among the long porticos of Corso Vittorio Emanuele. The bas-relief has about eight hundred years and has had to endure a thousand injuries: over the centuries the head has been changed, the statue painted and cleaned again and moved to various other locations in the city. It became important when, during the course of the nineteenth century, the Milanese began to use it as a “talking statue”, that is, as a place to hang satirical writings and express the desire for national freedom. Only in 1950 it was positioned in the place where it is now and from which, even after centuries, it continues to gaze upon its citizens.
Indirizzo: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 13
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