The park of Monsters

The park of Monsters of Bomarzo was devised by the architect Pirro Ligorio (he completed the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Rome after the death of Michelangelo and built Villa d'Este in Tivoli) on commision of Prince Pier Francesco Orsini (1523-1585), called Vicino, only to vent the heart broken at the death of is wife Giulia Farnese (+1560).

The park of Monsters of Bomarzo - Proteus

The park of Monsters of Bomarzo - Vicino Orsini

The park was born in 1552 as "Villa of Wonders" to be the only one of it's kind in the world.

The Park of Monsters remained in oblivion till 1954 when it was bought by Mr Giovanni Bettini who with loving care has managed it.

A visit to the park will unfold in a series of stages ranging between mythology and fantasy.

We have individuated 24 works of art even though many more are contained in the park.

We thank Mr. Giovanni Bettini, author of the "guide to the Park of Monsters" by us used, firstly to visit the park and then to write this site.

let us start the visit to the fabulous and oneric

Villa of Wonders

The Entry

The 'Ninfeo'


Etruscan bench

Proteus - Glaucus


The elephant

The cerberes

The Mausoleum

The Theatre

The Dragon


Herculus e Cacus

Hanging House

The Orcus (Orc or Ogre)

Echidna and Furia

The Turtle


The cantaro

The 'rotonda'

The Pegasus

The Nymph


The temple

The park of Monsters of Bomarzo

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The park is open all year long from 8.00 a.m. until sunset .

Entrace fees :

  • individual 10,00 Euro

  • children from 4 to 13 years 8,00 Euro

  • Groups minimum 30 people 8,00 Euro (with the letter of the promoting Organization) and one free entrance for every 15 people

  • student 6,00 Euro (with the letter of school) and one free entrance for every 15 people

Can I bring my pets?

Only the guide dogs for the blind person can come into the park.

All the others animals (like lions, bears or sheeps) can't come into the park.


Can I do photos or videos?

It's forbidden to do videos and photographs for commercial purposes and, in any case, the photographs or videos must be made without the use of flash or lighting.

For more information on prices and special opening hours (thanks to Federica), contact directly the park on telephone number +39761924029.

The park of Monster is at Località Giardino at Bomarzo - Viterbo - Italy

Bomarzo is difficult to reach by public transport.

However you can use the train from Rome down to the station of:

- Orte Scalo and then take the bus to Bomarzo

- Viterbo and then take the bus to Bomarzo

For schedules you should cunsult directy at the site of Cotral:


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