Labirinto Della Masone

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Labirinto Della Masone
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10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Il Labirinto della Masone, progettato da Franco Maria Ricci, copre 7 ettari di terreno ed è stato realizzato interamente con piante di bambù di specie diverse. Il complesso del labirinto ospita spazi culturali per più di 5000 metri quadrati, destinati alla collezione d’arte di Franco Maria Ricci (circa 500 opere dal Cinquecento al Novecento) e a una biblioteca dedicata ai più illustri esempi di tipografia e grafica, tra cui molte opere di Giambattista Bodoni e l’intera produzione di Alberto Tallone. Completano questa collezione storica tutti i libri curati da Franco Maria Ricci in cinquant’anni di attività.
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JohnG
Kingston, Canada307 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
This is said to be the largest Labyrinth in the world. If Labyrinth’s are your thing you might enjoy it but I found it pretty boring to walk around for an hour in a maze of bamboo to eventually end up at a plain and uninteresting central building. The charge for this is 17 Euros and it is not worth it. There was a little tower with a viewpoint but all you could see was the top of the bamboo trees. Kids might enjoy the labyrinth. It felt like a tourist trap to me.
The art museum does have some interesting and unusual works.
Written April 17, 2022
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Cristiano P
5 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
It's funny to spent one hour into this labyrinth, and look at several bambù species. Just a little expensive, but you should visit it at least once in your life.
Written September 23, 2018
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Dennis F
Hingham, MA135 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Found this to be a completely enjoyable and unique experience. My only reservation is the entry fee of 18 Euro/person. However, given the expense that has gone into creating this marvelous attraction, it may actually be justified. Franco Maria Ricci, a long time Italian art book and magazine publisher from Milano, has created a completely fascinating landscape on the site of his long time country home.

My wife and I spent nearly 2 hours exploring the buildings and museum collection while barely taking time to wander the labyrinth (we've been on our feet a lot in the past few days). Families and younger couples could spend quite a bit of time exploring this Roman-style labyrinth created using bamboo plants - which is a story in itself.

The art collection includes sculpture, paintings, decorative arts, photography, and of course the lovely art books for which the creator is well known (many of which can be purchased in the bookstore/gift shop). The time span of the collection is primarily from the 18th century thru the late 20th century.

I can't conclude without giving our highest recommendation to having lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant. We had a most memorable lunch.
Written April 4, 2016
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Terry T
Hampshire, UK16 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
A wonderful collection of art by Franco Maria Ricci together with a collection of works by Antonio Ligabue and Pietro Ghizzardi, two local and until fairly recently little known artists who have both produced notable art despite suffering difficult backgrounds, Moving yet impressive, Outside of the new and impressive building is a maze of bamboo to challenge the visitor to chart their way through it. Also onsite an excellent cafe bar, bistro restaurant and a delicatessen selling wonderful local specialities including Parma Ham and Parmigiano Cheese - so tempting
Written July 16, 2015
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Liza F
London, UK470 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Pricey but excellent fun, the maze is made from different types of bamboo. The history of why this was built is fascinating and the short film is worthy of watching, which is inside the museum area. An interesting collection of art. Free parking.
Written September 2, 2019
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a_pettersson
Paris, France49 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
Take the subject line "Think twice before visiting with teenagers" literally.

I visited myself with my teenagers, and it was an enjoyable visit, but I am surprised to see how much money and talent has been invested in this place without ever thinking about this audience in mind.

If you are an adult, you will enjoy the style and elegance of the place, and probably the variety of bamboos.

If you come with kids until 12, the labyrinth is good fun and you have some reduced fee.

But if you come with teens, you will feel like in a blind spot. First, you pay full price, that is no less than 72€ for a family of 4. Second, the labyrinth is only made of bamboos and there is nothing hidden than you can look for, such as sculptures or other things that could broaden the horizon of our beloved teenagers.

If you are insensitive to the cost, I would still recommend to go. If you are a bit sensitive, think twice...

Written October 22, 2018
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K S
London, UK46 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
One of the best experiences ever. Staff was of the highest standard (elegant, excellent manners and eager to help), collection is simply unique (think out of the box please - art is polymorphous) and the labyrinth is full of different types of bambù (impressive variety tbh). Impressive experience (18 euros for adults may be expensive but is a choice that is well justified given the legal status of the foundation and the lack of public funding). Reading some comments here, Visitors should appreciate these facts before judging such an initiative. Well done to the whole team, keep up the level high. I will be back for sure one day!
Written August 27, 2018
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Viridiana2012
Bologna, Italy715 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
I really appreciated The place. It is not an amusement park and, from what I can tell, The point is not really the maze, but The idea that even now you can create something new in a country that has already got so much from The past. The maze is elegante and fun, The collection is interesting and really top marks for The restaurant. Well done!
Written March 25, 2016
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Wongluk
Hong Kong, China1,522 contributions
Came on recommendation of travel agent. It is about half an hour drive from Parma. The entry price is not cheap. The labyrinth is not difficult to navigate. The museum attached to it is not big but enough but interesting enough. One and a half hours is enough. Longer if you want to spend more time in the museum.
Written September 15, 2019
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Julia B
Sydney, Australia344 contributions
We felt our labyrinth visit was overpriced at 18 euros each.
The labyrinth itself is quite small and we felt it would be hard to get lost in it. We walked around it slowly for about 30 minutes and apart from the pyramid centre, there is little of interest within, unless you happen to be a bamboo enthusiast.
To be fair, entry also allows viewing of Ricci’s art collection of books, paintings and sculptures. There is no fault that the art was not to our taste.
My low rating was due to the price and also the poor experience that we had at the café which was highly disorganised. After queuing for 10 minutes I was told that table service outside would be attended to by a waitress. But after another 15 minutes passed there was no sign of that so, like others, we left with no food.
Written August 16, 2019
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