Italy’s Garden of Monsters
Posted on November 1st, 2010 in Italy | No Comments » |
Tucked away in a beautiful medieval town of Bomarzo, approximately 60 miles north of Rome, lies one of the most fascinating gardens in the world. The Garden of Monsters, as it is called, is a garden filled with many bizarre mythical creatures made out of stone. Scattered over several acres are some massive stone sculptures depicting an elephant tearing his foe in half, a nymphs with butterfly wings, gigantic fish-head with a gaping mouth, horse with wings, and so much more.
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The Garden of Monsters was built during the 16th century by Italian mercenary Pier Francesco Orsini as a memorial site for his beloved wife Guilia. Everything about the park is based on of expression of Orsini’s grief for his wife and this reason alone has made the garden stand out as one of the most unusual gardens in the world. Enjoy.
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