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Parco dei Mostri

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Address: Localita Giardino, 01020, Bomarzo, Italy
Phone Number: 39-0761924029
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Spooky in the Rain!

Man falls in love in the 1500s. Marries his beloved who dies. Man can't get over it. Builds a memorial of gigantic stone monsters and spooks the neighbors who think the forest is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Gibbon, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nobody should miss the Sacred Wood/Monsters' Park at Bomarzo. There is no such place anywhere else in the world. You will meet giants, ogres, mermaids, whales, and much more. Every time is perfect, but probably a cloudy Fall afternoon is best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon walking with the monsters carved in situ from huge boulders and think about what Vicino Orsini might have had in mind as he planned and built this sacred wood so full of allegory. Hope to visit many more times. This is a great place for peaceful contemplation, sketching, strolling and relaxing.

Thank Diane D
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

An amazing sculpture park of the monsters is located about 1 hour drive north of Rome. It was structured in 1547 and had major renovations in 2012. The sculptures are huge and bizarre. Most of them are over 2 meters high. Some are visual translation of popular 16th century's phrases. The park is perfect for visiting with children. My husband... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were recommended this day trip among the others from the wonderful holiday place we were staying in Vignanello. And the experience was just amazing, we absolutely loved it. This attraction is not only great for kids but for adults as well, strolling along these beautiful paths full of story and imagination. We were lucky as we were told the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were fortunate in being able to spend several days in and around the gardens at Bomarzo and were able to get to know the gardens and staff very well. Everyone there was uniformly friendly and welcoming and answered all our questions. the food in the small cafe where we ate on several occasions was attractive and reasonably priced and... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

It was grey and cool when we got to this park, and it was the perfect atmosphere for it. It's a great place to walk around, and discover the different statues. We visited it a long-long time ago!

Thank Elvvv
Gibbon, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Man falls in love in the 1500s. Marries his beloved who dies. Man can't get over it. Builds a memorial of gigantic stone monsters and spooks the neighbors who think the forest is haunted. I can see why. We hiked through it in the dreary autumn rain and I was a little spooked myself when I wandered away from my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Very silent and mystic place with wisdom phases hollowed out on the stones. I really advice to visit it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A long-time dream after reading the eponymous Argentinian book. First ever thematic park in the world where conception's images are overtaken by the nature in all those centuries. Not so fairy tales and biggest myths known are greatly sculpted with several really nice faces (dragon for ex.)

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Portsmouth, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I wanted a walk and decided to come to the park. We spent aboiut two hours walking around trying to follow the map we were given on entry. The walk was good - reasonable paths and some steps - but the map is more wishful thinking than accurate. This is no way detracted from the experience, but... More 

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