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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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  • We stayed in Viterbo for a week & decided to visit Sacro Bosco or the Park of the Monsters . It was created by Vicino Orsini when his wife died . A great place to walk around but not easy to follow th...  more »
  • In the afternoon of Saturday I was there for a tour in this magic garden in the middle of Lazio 1 hour and 30 minutes driving from Roma. Get a ticket to visit the park for a wonderful and unique place...  more »
  • This was a wonderful place and I'm sure it is great for children. We were a group of 6 adults and we found this very enjoyable. It was on the small side and the only reason I say that is because once ...  more »
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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.