Parco dei Mostri, Bomarzo

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.
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  • The Park visit in 2 hours. Dogs not allowed. The 10 euro price seems fair enough. Overall I enjoyed though more attention to detail wouldn't hurt.
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  • Large free car park. The entrance pays €10 (overpriced for what you need to vedere...ma that I found after I visited). The map is by no means clear that give the ticket ... the way inside, in some places it is not very easy ... and no signs ... the works of so-called monsters are not much of anything except some kind of ogre, the hanging House, Hercules and then other leave nothing ... disappointing.
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  • The map for Parco dei Mostri is famously bad. It is so inaccurate, that they must have done it on purpose. Perhaps they view it as art. I recommend that you put away the map, stroll for an hour, and t...  more »
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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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