An imperfectly perfect garden in Bomarzo

Located just an hour away from Rome, on the winding roads of Bomarzo, you find a gem that roots back to the 1500’s designed by Prince Vicino Orsini and the great architect Pirro Ligorio.

Prince Vicino felt trapped in the life of routine, sameness and monotony of perfection around him. Everything seemed perfect and carefully calculated that he was  driven by an urge to create something that let the mind to wander freely, to imagine and to create images of what one sees.

He wanted to create an imperfect garden. A non-ornamental garden in the woods that make one reflect about the unimaginable side of life.

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He created enigmatic figures of monsters,

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a crooked house, a funerary temple, mythical subjects and exotic animals.

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Every piece of art in the garden being a perfection of its own imperfection. Everything invented with iconological criteria which escape even the most impassioned scholars.

Unlike other tours, there is limited guide in this garden, deliberately to put your cultural ability to test and your creative mind to work.

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This is what you get in Sacro Bosco di Bormazo or better known in English as the Sacred Wood or Park of Monsters.

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It takes an estimated one and a half hour to walk through the entire garden.

After the visit, you can pass by Bomarzo town for lunch in a ‘ very ‘ small family business ( just 15 minutes drive away ) called  Ristorante Piccolo Mondo  for  pasta paired perfectly with grilled meat for a perfect afternoon in northern Lazio 🙂

With Love,

CVR

 

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    Kayli

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    I’m impressed by your writing. Are you a professional or just very knowledgable?

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    Dallah

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    Wow!!!! Bucket list

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    Kunta

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    just pay for me the flight ticket n i will sponsor myself the rest…kuchocha nayo!!….i think i should also blog about Karura garden in Kenya

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    Kunta

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    just pay for me the flight ticket…i will sponsor myself the rest…i think i should also blog about Karura garden in Kenya

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    Gloria

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    Make sure I visit this place when I come…Beautiful

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      CVR

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      Heya Glo. Thanks for pasing by PeachesonBlue. This is for sure in the bucket list 🙂

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    Daisy Nderi

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    Beautiful, breathtaking, spectacular

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      CVR

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      Heya :-* Am glad you loved it 🙂 Thanks for passing by PeachesonBlue!

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    Sasha

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    Woooow! I want to visit this place 😍😍😍

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