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Parco dei Mostri, Bomarzo

(3.8/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I knew by name the wood, I've never visited. We decided to do it with a guided tour (beauties of Rome) which has allowed us to appreciate the way down the esoteric meaning and importance of this incredible place. Forgotten by man for 400 years and then unearthed in 1950, I think is a unique, special, which you can't miss to visit at least once in your life
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  • The Park is beautiful, very fun to visit! The tour takes a couple of hours at the entrance provides a map so you don't miss any of the sculptures. Unfortunately it is forbidden to take pictures or videos.
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  • Hi, I'm going back to review a place in my vicinity that not visiting ever since I was a child! You just so. ... Positive. .. is the judgment that I express after visiting the Park, after reading other people's reviews I skipped the eyes the fact of dear-ticket and after being there I can say that I do not think at all so there are no facilities, bar, souvenirs, paper map, large parking areas for motor homes, recreational areas where you can play with their children and taking really good clean grass clippings I mean really ok , I watch these things, if you really want to be a stickler might point out to put to each sculpture spread in the garden the number corresponding to the paper map of the garden, good vision and good-hearted moment for me is worth visiting a garden of 1500 Hello.
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  • Nothing in the world compares to this place, it is beautiful, enchanting, mystic, tranquil. And almost 500 years old. It can be considered a mannerist theme parc which sparks your fantasy. Dont miss it while you are nearby. If you consider visiting from Roma, do it and get away from the masses for a day. It can easily be reached by train from Termini.
  • A little hard to navigate inside. Expensive for what you get, but interesting to see.
  • Wonderful place, a sin that the sculptures aren't well conservated...
  • The only bad thing is the position of this place! But of course it is a good place to spent two hours inside the nature and the art. Enjoy your visit!
  • Fascinating place. I visited it many years ago and it left a lasting impression, rather in the same vein as the Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, near Palermo in Sicily.