An exclusive look at the making of Antonio Pio Saracino’s gigantic statue inspired by Michelangelo’s David. Hero is a gift from Italy to the United States, donated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Italy, Washington, D.C., and the Consulate General of Italy, New York; with the support of the worldwide energy company Eni.
"David: a premier symbol of Italian cultural heritage, is now a Guardian of the friendship between our two countries. The Year of Italian Culture in the U.S. couldn’t have left a better legacy. (Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy to the US)."