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Parco dei Mostri

Localita Giardino, 01020 Bomarzo, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Bomarzo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks
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Rome, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have found this park fascinating because it brought back my memories from my travel to Asia. The park is located in the beautiful forest and the randomly dropped sculptures create the mysterious ambience. Very interesting place to visit.

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Abu Dhabi
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The park in itself is beautiful and the setting of those old statues in nature is simply breathtaking. Adults enjoy figuring out the clues of the initiation ritual that obviously inspired the architect of the place whereas children will enjoy the park itself and the natural environment.

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Bari, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Well worth a visit, even with young children. The statues are fascinating for adults and children and the entrance fee was not excessive for what you see, considering the upkeep needed.

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Nice, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Without a car you need to do abit of forward planning to get to the Park of Monsters. The Cotral blue buses leave from the bus terminal 10 minutes walk from Porto Fiornetino gate. It only takes about 25 minutes Eur1.30 each way. You need to ask the bus driver to tell you when you reach Bomarzo and even then... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I wanted to visit this park after watching Monty Don’s Italian Gardens, Part 1 - Rome. Check it out on YouTube for more info. Visiting by public transport can be done. It’s just a little tricky and you need to do some homework. To get there, a walk of less than 30 minutes is involved. It’s all downhill, but then... More

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Naples, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Dutch painter Carel Willink contributed to the rediscovery of one of Europe's most mysterious treasures. It's amazing that so few people know about that bizarre park filled with huge weird statues spread across a hill near the small town of Bomarzo in central Italy. Whether you consider those great stone sculptures monsters or marvelous works of art, you will... More

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Malta
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This medieval park is very interesting and great for good photos. However, be prepared for a long way if you're based at Rome. It's best to go by car. However we did it by public transport but it's quite a hassle. It was worth it at the end as the park is beautiful.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit, although it is expensive (€28 for two adults and one child) and the map we were given was not that easy to follow. The sculptures are beautiful and the story of the gardens very interesting. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a fantastical experience this was -- an absolutely one-of-a-kind marvel and spectacle, set in a beautiful forested park just outside the village of Bomarzo. We took a day trip from Orvieto and stopped here for about 2 hours. It is a lovely walk through the park, on a mostly dirt path, amidst the trees and rocks and along a... More

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Watford
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21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were advised to visit by the people who owned the house we were staying in. It is an amazing place. Considering it was created back in the 16th Century it is unbelievable. There are enoromous follies and statues dotted all over the park. And I really mean enormous. It really makes you wonder how long it all took, how... More

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