The Park of Bomarzo is perhaps one of the oddest places on earth. Better known as the Monster Park is an unusual creation done by Vicino Orsini, the lord of Bomarzo,
It consists of a green area scattered with huge statues. The sculptures were carved out of big peperino stones and took inspiration from several literary sources such as knightly poems, Dante Alighieri
Grecian-Roman mythology and esoteric tradition. They reveal Orsini's preference for bizarre, odd and eerie things.
The interpretation of the sculptures often require a big effort on the part of the visitor, inasmuch as they are the expression of a deep philosophical theory.
Walking through the Park you will be charmed by the dreamlike aura in which the place wraps itself, and by the sculptures which seem to emerge spontaneously from the ground,
as if they were all at one with the natural landscape.
CASTLE ORSINI IN BRACCIANO
Located on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano. It was built in the 15th century by the Orsini and Borgia, both papal families , and combines the functions of a military defence structure
and a civilian residence of the feudal lords of the period.
As one of the largest and best-maintained castles in Italy, it also houses a museum; as a centre of cultural events. The Castello has hosted several high-profile weddings
like the ones of Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes, Eros Ramazzotti/ Michelle Hunziker, and Petra Ecclestone/James Stunt.