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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Parco dei Mostri Reviews
wow! simply wow! this jewel in the forest is amazing! i enjoy so much that i think i was there for 5 hours!!! the fusion between nature and sculptures is so perfect! more »
No one can convince me that the author of the book, "The Neverending Story" didn't get his inspiration from this historical park, commissioned by a prince in the 1500s. The author, in fact, spent a..... more »
What a fantastic park! I’d highly suggest reading the pamphlet about the park that you get when purchasing your ticket— it’ll help you understand the park a bit more. The park is laid out in a way that you can follow a path and see everything in the park, however I opted to just wander around, and get a feel for the place on my own. The park is in a nice wooded area, which provides plenty of shade while exploring. I’d suggest hitting the restrooms before heading out, because it can be easy to spend a few hours in the park, which could be a ways from the bathroom depending on where you are. Great place for families, couples, and single people! I’ll be back again.
Very cool experience. I love that they gave us a map and interpretation of each historical statue written in english. If you are looking for a place to visit that is sort of "off the beaten path" and not swarming with tourists and perhaps a different kind of experience, then this is it.
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