Of Monsters and Little Men

Letting your imagination run wild in a place like Parco dei Mostri is an easy and fun-filled adventure—for littles and bigs alike.

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Magic, Make-believe, and Monsters

Letting your imagination run wild in a place like Parco dei Mostri is an easy and fun-filled adventure—for littles and bigs alike.  It’s an easy day trip from Rome, just 1 1/2 hour drive north of the city.

The park was created by the architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552 as “Villa of Wonders” and was to be the only one of it’s kind in the world. The park actually remained undiscovered (with sheep grazing the land) until 1954 when it was bought by Signore Giovanni Bettini. The park is open all year long from 8am until sunset. Entrance fees are 10 euro per person, 8 euro for children 4–13 years old.

When walking through the park thoughts of mythology and fantasy take over. These larger-than-life creatures seem to morph out of the rock and reveal their hidden world. These unique gems are some of the things that make Italia a truly magical place. For “Captain” and “Thor”, it made a great day of adventuring!

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