How to survive at the Park of Monsters

August 11th 2011 by Silvia

Italian secret places to visit

Park of Monsters - Bomarzo, ItalyPark of Monsters - Bomarzo, Italy


It is one of the most particular and unique parks in Europe. The Park of Monsters is a mythologyc and fantasy world in which nature and art create a spooky atmosphere. It is located in Bomarzo, in the province of Viterbo and it was built around 1560 by the architect and antiquarian of the time Pirro Ligorio.
It is called Bosco dei Mostri because of dozens of huge stone sculptures represented grotesque and monstrous characters. Actually, it is a beautiful garden characterized by greenery and odd details.
The legend tells that the Prince Pier Francesco Orsini commissioned the park as he said "to give vent to his heart”, after the death of is wife Giulia Farnese...

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