A sculpture of the contemporary artist Mauro Staccioli.
Tuscany - SR 68, location: La Mestola. Tondo [Full circle] 2009, concrete and iron, cm Ø600x60
An enormous circle, ring-shaped and open, appear along state SR 68, on the stretch that connects Volterra to the Saline hamlet.
This sign, typical of Staccioli, run along the road on the hill, underlining one of the most trodden streets outside Volterra.
In the underground at the foot of the town hill, the inhabitants used to extract, with a rather bizarre technique, the so-called "white gold" from the salt-mines. Today, despite its slow decline, this road which, ever since ancient times, has served as an enormous, resourceful mine, still marks the lot of these places.