Architecture / Featured

Parco dei Monstri: Italy’s Renaissance Park of Monsters

All photos by Ellen Ryan

In the northern section of the Lazio region, lies the village of Bomarzo and its wondrous Parco dei Monstri.  Accessible chiefly by car, the park is 60 miles north of Rome.

Parco dei Monstri was built between 1572-74 by Pier Francesco Orsini, known as Vicino Orsini. Orsini called the park …