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Il Porcellino Statue, Sydney: 3 reviews and 7 photos
The Il Porcellino statue outside of Sydney Hospital is a copy of Pietro Tacca's statue that is found in Florence. The statue was donated by Marchessa Clarissa Torrigiani in memory of her father and her brother who were both surgeons at Sydney hospital.
It is believed that if you rub the boar's snout he will bring you good luck and health. The wild boar even has special outfits which he wears on special occasions to help raise money for the hospital.
Liz and I just had to rub the pig....it can't hurt.
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