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Parco dei Mostri, Bomarzo
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A place of myth, mystery, and horror, Parco dei Mostri was designed not to please, but to astonish. The park’s name stems from its many larger-than-life sculptures, which appear to be have been randomly strewn about the area. The symbolism of these Mannerist works of art is obscure, with figures of a turtle with a winged woman on its back, a huge elephant trampling a Roman legionary, and a dragon attacked by lions, to name just a few of the oddest examples. The layout of the lush garden, created in the 16th century, is attributed to architect Pirro Ligorio, and the sculptures to artist Simone Moschino. The garden, still a private property, has been a major tourist attraction since the 1970s. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance. Plan to visit Parco dei Mostri during your Bomarzo vacation using our convenient Bomarzo travel itinerary maker.
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  • Nice walk in the Woods, an hour's drive between the "monsters" that have amazed our kids. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes, closed if it has rained recently. Curious tilted House, that strange feeling in. .. We have the opportunity to take a break because of the duration of the trip from Tuscany to Campania.
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  • an unusual Park, absolutely unique. relaxing shady forest with ample space for parking and routes to discover statues and caves, fountains and streets of 1500
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  • The Villa Orsini in the province of Viterbo is a bonus. The tour lasts about an hour and it's nice to turn to the "sacred Woods" admiring all these monsters. Recommended in a round of Tuscia.
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