Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lazio  /  Province of Viterbo  /  Bomarzo  /  Parco dei Mostri

Parco dei Mostri, Bomarzo

3.7
#1 of 36 in Parks in Province of Viterbo
Garden · Park
Create an itinerary including Parco dei Mostri
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. For Parco dei Mostri and beyond, use our Bomarzo holiday site to get the most from your Bomarzo vacation.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Parco dei Mostri

Parco dei Mostri reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
3,764 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • 💲💶: ❌❌❌❌❌ 🗿🌳: ⭐⭐⭐ TLDR: Management values the commercial aspect of the park more than the park itself. Better alternative: Il Bosco della Ragnaia"—its free, bigger and more interesting. €13... 
    💲💶: ❌❌❌❌❌ 🗿🌳: ⭐⭐⭐ TLDR: Management values the commercial aspect of the park more than the park itself. Better alternative: Il Bosco della Ragnaia"—its free, bigger and more interesting. €13...  more »
  • The gardens - Sacro Bosco - were €13 each to get in and were a sixteenth century folly I guess. Basically filled with statues of various mythical or historical scenes and created at the expense of... 
    The gardens - Sacro Bosco - were €13 each to get in and were a sixteenth century folly I guess. Basically filled with statues of various mythical or historical scenes and created at the expense of...  more »
  • Nice Garden with beautiful monsters statues. Two hours walk. Need to keep your eyes on the kids as the environment is dangerous (lot of stairs and hills). Kids will not be scared by statues 
    Nice Garden with beautiful monsters statues. Two hours walk. Need to keep your eyes on the kids as the environment is dangerous (lot of stairs and hills). Kids will not be scared by statues  more »
Google
  • I visited while traveling in Italy with my wife in 2022. This is a pretty amazing place. The art is fantastical and like nothing else I’ve seen. When you consider the time period it’s totally unique. They have free parking and a nice restaurant to eat lunch at. Clean bathrooms.
  • Perfect place for a day out, suitable for children too. It has facilities (toilets with baby changing) and a restaurant (very busy, better to book in advance). The woods itself is very beautiful, and the actual monster park is a jewel!
  • Fun place to enjoy a walk with family or friends. Kids playground is too small and would be nice if facility can expand play area for kids. Nice picnic area. More benches around the park would also be appreciated.
  • Fantastic sculpture garden with a unique history. This was our main reason for visiting Bomarzo and it was definitely worth it. Getting a guide helped us appreciate each sculpture more. Consider coming early to have more of the park to yourself
  • Entrance fees are tad expensive for what it is. Not too well sign posted within the park although the free map is helpful. Easy to imagine that it gets very busy over the weekend or other peak periods. However great entertainment for children and adults alike. Very well maintained and pleasant to walk through the lush, cool vegetation. Ideal for summer days. Gives a feeling of walking through Lord of the Rings settings.

Plan your trip to Bomarzo

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.