01020 Bomarzo VT, Italy
The mysterious and creepy monsters of BomarzoBomarzo is a little old town, in the province of Viterbo, perfect for an unusual and interesting family day out in the unspoilt Lazio countryside.
This town is well renowned for its mysterious and enchanting gardens called the ‘Sacred Grove‘ or the ‘Monsters’ Grove‘ due to the presence of various grotesque stone sculptures.
The park, situated at the base of a natural amphitheatre, was commissioned in the XVI century by PierFrancesco Orsini in memory of his beloved wife Giulia Farnese.
The architect Pirro Ligorio designed this astonishing piece of art, that has been left abandoned since the Orsini prince’s death for many centuries but has recently been refurbished to the joy of all its visitors who come here attracted by its fame and get completed enchanted in this labyrinth full of symbolic capturing figures.
Children love this place where they can enjoy an old style playground while adults love instead the queerness of this Mannerist masterpiece open air.