Secondly, the residence garden itself. Many names have been called of this strange place.Bosco Sacro, a Sacred Grove or Bosco dei Monstri, the Monsters' grove but today it is known as The Monsters Park.It was an un-finished Renaissance garden & was neglected for almost 300 years.When it was rediscovered early 20th century, it was overgrown with...more
Bomarzo is a small town located near Viterbo, north of Rome.First reason to go to Bomarzo. To see the Castle looming on top of the hill.The Castle was belong to the Orsini family. The Orsini family lived in this castle in the 16th century & after the wife, Julia Farnese died, Vicino Orsini started to draft the plan for a residence garden to woe his...more
This is my bus ticket back to Viterbo. Not easy to get a bus back to Viterbo because the buses are scarce to reach here.My advice is to buy return ticket as well from Viterbo.When I was in Viterbo, nobody could speak English I felt like an alien ! I couldn't find a place to put my luggage. I didn't know whether there would be a bus back to...more
These are the buses which could carry us around Viterbo, Bomarzo & Bagnoregio...( another place that I went to from Viterbo)....They are Cotral Buses. Regional buses which travel around the outskirt of Rome & in Lazio area.This photo was taken at the bus stop in Viterbo...waiting for my bus to Bagnoregio...A visit to Bagnoregio is a MUST !...more
...It was not easy reaching here !....I took the bus from Viterbo,..& there were like 2 or 3 buses per day to Bomarzo...Waited for a bus about 1 hour from Viterbo...& another good hour reaching Bomarzo....Then...waited for nearly 2 hours to get the bus back to Viterbo !....It was also not convenient..because we had to change buses, before finally...more
Not easy per se. That's the reminder. The buses are scarce to Bomarzo from Viterbo so better check the time-tables & please make sure to buy the return ticket as well.
If you are going there as a lone tourist like I did, the buses on the left photo are the buses connecting Viterbo to Bomarzo.
It is wise to reach Bomarzo by your own transport.
Bring you kids, your grannies, all your neighbours; because Parco dei Mostri is a park where you can have a picnic, a playground & some weird statues to while away your times here.
The Entrance Ticket is on the left. 8 Euros for an adult, expensive ?
My friend Giancarlo, who owns two apartments in the walled castle area, introduced me to these two charming Bomarzians, who overwhelmed me with their kindness. They insisted on giving me two bottles of their home-made wine because they were so grateful to have me as a guest! After a short walk through the town, I returned and saw this scene which...more
...Previously when I was in Viterbo, nobody could understand me when I told them that I wanted to go to Bomarzo & would want to leave my luggage somewhere...As a result to that..I had to drag my luggage to Bomarzo but I could leave it at the ticket counter...On the way up the hill to take the bus back to Viterbo, I had to carry that luggage...more