One of the things on my list of "to do" items was to take a photo of the statue of Santa Margherita. I don't know how I don't remember seeing this wonderful statue the last time I was in Santa Margherita Ligure back in 2003. It is located right near where the boats depart for Rapallo, Portofino, and San Fruttuoso. María posted a wonderful photo of this statue on her blog a couple of months ago. I was not able to capture this statue as well as María did, but here are my three tries.
The inscription on the base of the statue:
According to Debra Cole-Weber of the Pittsburgh, Pa. post-gazette.com, the statue of Santa Margherita faces the sea to pray for the safe return of the fishermen of her city.