Published On: Tue, Jul 2nd, 2019

Viewpoint: Calvary of Manduria

In a small town in Puglia, at the edge of the Piazza San Francesco, stands the Calvary of Manduria in Puglia, the work of a 19th-century artist…

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The Calvary of Manduria. Puglia. Italy.

Calvary (also known as Golgotha) was the hill where Jesus Christ was crucified, and a calvary (calvario in Italian) is an artistic representation of the scene. The Calvary of Manduria is the work of Giuseppe Renato Greco, a ceramicist who constructed it entirely out of recycled materials. As a tourist attraction, it isn’t promoted as much as it might be. Perhaps Greco was (and still is) ahead of his time.

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