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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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Interesting rock formations, but not a park for kids to play

Just 10 minutes from the A1 freeway, is a very interesting park with many rock formations in the shape of monsters and mythological creatures. While the brochures show people... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just 10 minutes from the A1 freeway, is a very interesting park with many rock formations in the shape of monsters and mythological creatures. While the brochures show people inside the mouth of one of the large rock monsters, it is one of the few you can climb on/in or touch. There is a pathway to walk along and you... More 

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

When you enter the woodlands at this park, you step into history, as well as into the subconscious of the fascinating man who made the garden. In 1552, Vicino Orsini, a retired soldier, and Duke of Orsino, began to transform the enormous tufa boulders which were scattered across his property into fanciful and sometimes alarming statues. Artisans carved the living... More 

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Monterey, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had some extra time and decided to visit on our way down to Rome. I enjoyed this place a lot and would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The place is beautiful and the statues are astonishing, is a bit like coming back to childhood! A must see if you are travelling to Rome or Florence! Enjoy F

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Lisboa
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12 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's a lovely place. For obvious reasons, maintaining such park is not easy but I found it nice. They should put signs to indicate the route one should take. Dogs are not allowed, OF COURSE: WOULD YOU TAKE YOUR DOG TO THE FORI ROMANI? I guess one can take their dogs to public parks: it's called common sense. They should... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Go on a nice day and enjoy this beautiful park for a few hours! I read the reviewers that felt it was overpriced, but I don't think you will feel that way if you give yourself time to hang out...Have a Tea Party. The sculptures are fantastic and filled with humor and mythological beasts. We went with our 10 year... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is an excellent day trip from Rome or on the way out of Rome into Tuscany. If you're an art fan, you'll definitely enjoy the connection to Dali. But these sculptures stand out on their own merit as well. The star on the show, in my opinion, is the hell mouth. Although it's a bit infested with mosquitos inside,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a fun and unexpected trip. I was there in November 1996 and my friends and I had the place almost to ourselves. The Monsters were very interesting.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a wonderful time visiting Parco die Mostri and Villa Lante in the same day. They are two extremely different styles of landscape. This park is in a wonderful wooded location. The sculptures here blend right into the landscape. Monsters, giants, a giant turtles, elephants in battle ,nymphs and a tilted house were all a delight. Prince Pier Francesco... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

From the very first "monster" we came across, I was hooked! I love, love, love this place! I was so very fortunate that some friends were willing to drive the 1.5 hours from Rome to Bomarzo to visit this amazing "garden". If you have an opportunity to go, GRAB IT!

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