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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 park, but I find the entrance fee not proportional to money. Included map is not readable. Images are impressive
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  • Nice, funny, rich, perfect for children, well maintained although it may improve, the map given to the entrance is not very clear
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  • Overall it's a visit that's well worth it. The sculptures, the Park, the trails, as well as services in General, everything clean all taken care of. Sincerely for €10 I would have expected something more, something close to various sculptures, used to narrate their history and meaning; so something that enrich my wretched culture. Mine is a simple piece of advice, I don't want it to be taken to criticize without being constructive.
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  • Great place to visit however don't go if you have mobility issue's. The place lacks decent paths the supplied map bears no relation to the layout & could do with the points of interest could do with being being numbered as per the map. Just saying! However we did enjoy our visit.
  • This was wonderful. A favorite spot that we visited on our trip! Incredibly unique and interesting - we had a lovely time discovering all the sculptures within.
  • This place was awesome! The history alone is worth the cost of admission. They are spectacular and if you are in area they are worth a trip.
  • 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.

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