Bomarzo Travel Guide

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Bomarzo Things to Do

  • A House

    A house in Bomarzo. Can imagine myself living here than in Rome !Please scroll down below to go to the Entrance of The Monsters Park.

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  • The Serpent

    All the photos are in chronological order as I walked the park & clicking my camera.First, a serpent with a naked woman's body.

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  • Secondly....

    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...

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  • First Reason...

    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...

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  • At The Same Time...

    While at the same time, enjoying the scenery around Bomarzo. Amazing !My trip had been a successful one ! I am pround saying that. No tourists like me around, just family-type visitors who came here to enjoy the beautiful sceneries & the Parco dei Mostri.Be there !

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  • Back On Top...

    Back on top of the hill, the Bomarzo town & waited for the bus to take me back to Viterbo. Waited for more than 1 hour, maybe 2.

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  • Urns

    These urns are erected in one area maybe this was where the wines & entertainment were served ? Maybe...

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  • The Entrance Gate...

    Pass through this entrance gate & be enthralled with medieval animals & creatures that roamed this earth before VT exist !

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  • Apartment Buildings ?

    I would call these buildings as the apartment houses in Bomarzo. Truly Italian but I could still see these 'apartment houses' in Malaysia.

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  • Houses on hill slope...

    Some houses on the hill slope. Wouldn't it be nice to live here ? No night life ? I could create my own night life here . Hhmm...

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  • Edge Of Town...

    Came to the edge of town...amazing scenery ! So hilly. So green. Had to walk down the hill to the Monster Park.

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  • More Houses in Bomarzo.

    More houses in Bomarzo. A woman came out from her house, maybe to check if anybody sending her a mail. I walked on...

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  • Some Rural Scenes in Bomarzo.

    Next few photos are some rural scenes in Bomarzo. Quiet town...hardly anybody. A boy pushing his bike, ignoring me. I was getting nearer the Monter Park !

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  • Perched on A Hill

    Bomarzo is a town perched on a hill with truly amazing sceneries all around. We had to walk downwards to reach the Monster Park

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  • Arriving in Bomarzo

    Yep ! Found my bus & again amazing rural Italian sceneries all the way...Bomarzo is a small town. Hardly anybody was there when i reached there. Just this woman in front of me going somewhere. Behind me a family from Venice, I had the time to ask.

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  • A Medieval Wall in Viterbo

    Here's a photo of the Medieval Wall in Viterbo. Couldn't stay long here because still searching for my bus to Bomarzo.

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  • Viterbo

    Viterbo is a nice town with its own history. Took this photo while looking for the right bus to reach Bomarzo.

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  • First...

    First, I took a bus from Rome. Amazing rural Italian sceneries ! I thought that I wanted to hire a car for the journey.

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  • In the Parco dei Mostri

    Very special is the "Hanging House", built on a slanting rock.Inside you feel very uncomfortable, when you look through the windows.Park of Wonders: Nothing is what it seems to be...

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  • Park of Bomarzo

    Cerbero, a terrifying giant keeping a man on the air by the legs, dragons, monsters, the door of the Hell, and the sloping house that makes head spin.

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  • The Park of Bomarzo

    It is surprising to see the excellent state of preservation despite the centuries: an enormous elephant with a tower on it's rump, the three-heads infernal dog.

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Bomarzo Transportation

  • Bus Ticket

    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...

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  • The Buses...

    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 !...

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  • ...Not Easy...

    ...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...

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Bomarzo Warnings and Dangers

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    by coceng Updated Aug 14, 2003

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    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.

    Cotral Buses
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Bomarzo What to Pack

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    by coceng Written Aug 14, 2003

    Miscellaneous: 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 ?

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Bomarzo Off The Beaten Path

  • Bomarzo - Part 5

    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...

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  • Bomarzo - Part 2

    Charming scenes like this abound. The old, walled city and castle quite a small area) have been converted into apartments. The apartments are owned and lived in by locals, but also by people from the city (Rome and elsewhere) who come here for the weekend.

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  • Bomarzo - Part 3

    This narrow passageway is a street! You can stand in the middle and easily touch both walls. You see what I mean about streets too narrow for a fat horse? The Bomarzo walled castle area is a wonderful place to explore and try to get lost. Each corner brings a new delight.

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Bomarzo Favorites

  • ..Another Photo...

    ...Here's another photo of me, smiling...somewhere in the Monsters Park...or Park of the Mysteries....Look at that shirt !..

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  • ...Posing...

    ...Me, posing in the Monster Park....wearing the same blue Hawaiian shirt obviously....

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  • ...I'm Bushed !...

    ...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...

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