Thursday, February 25, 2010

Park of the Monsters - Monumental Complex Located in Bomarzo, Italy


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The Park of the Monsters (Parco dei Mostri in Italian), also named Garden of Bomarzo, is a monumental complex located in Bomarzo, Lazio, Italy.

The gardens were created during the Italian Renaissance, in the 16th century. They are composed of a wooded park, located at the bottom of a valley where the castle of Orsini was erected, and populated by sculptures and small buildings divided among of the natural vegetation. It is named so for the many larger-than-life sculptures, some sculpted in the bedrock, which populate this predominantly barren landscape. It was comissioned by Pier Francesco Orsini, a patron of the arts, greatly devoted to his wife Giulia Farnese, when she died, he created the gardens.

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Park of the Monsters - Monumental Complex Located in Bomarzo, Italy

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