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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. For Parco dei Mostri and beyond, use our Bomarzo holiday site to get the most from your Bomarzo vacation.
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  • πŸ’²πŸ’Ά: ❌❌❌❌❌ πŸ—ΏπŸŒ³: ⭐⭐⭐ TLDR: Management values the commercial aspect of the park more than the park itself. Better alternative: Il Bosco della Ragnaia"β€”its free, bigger and more interesting. €13... 
    πŸ’²πŸ’Ά: ❌❌❌❌❌ πŸ—ΏπŸŒ³: ⭐⭐⭐ TLDR: Management values the commercial aspect of the park more than the park itself. Better alternative: Il Bosco della Ragnaia"β€”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 »
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  • Interesting and beautiful place! Very much worth seeing it. Price is on the higher side. Great to spend some time in shadow, forest on a hot day. Sculptures are amazing. On the day of my visit there were two movie crews, one was doing some documentary, another a romantic movie 'Suspicious minds' that should be in the cinemas in 2023 🀭
  • 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.

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