Made in the second half of the twentieth century by the famous Calabrian artist Giuseppe Rito, “il Cavatore” (the man who digs the rock) is an imposing bronze sculpture on granite base, placed in a niche “embedded” in the walls of the Monumental complex of San Giovanni. The chromatic contrast that is created between the bronze of the statue and the granite of the bas-relief, from which the water of the fountain gushes, is interesting. The statue dominates Piazza Matteotti, and symbolizes the hard work, as well as the strength and constancy of the people of Catanzaro, who for centuries have faced the hardships of a poor land and the disasters caused by a severe nature.