History

Bomarzo, a village in Lazio at the foot of Mount Cimino, possesses a unique work, the Villa of Marvels, also called the Sacred Wood or Park of Monsters. lt was designed by Prince Vicino Orsini and the great architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552.
The park is unique, even if it belongs to the erudite architectural-naturalistic culture of the second half of the sixteenth century. Refined ltalian style gardens follow geometric and perspective rationality with embellishments such as wide terraces, fountains with water games and mannerist sculptures. On the contrary the learned Prince of Bomarzo dedicated himself to creating an eccentric "wood" having the blocks of peperino emerging from the ground sculpted into enigmatic figures of monsters, dragons, mythological subjects and exotic animals, a crooked house, a funerary temple, fountains, seats and obelisks with carved mottoes and inscriptions.
The Sacred Wood is an unusual solution which does not follow sixteenth century usage; the different elements have no perspective relationship between each other and have no coherence or common proportions. Everything is invented with iconological criteria which escape even the most impassioned scholars, a labyrinth of symbols which envelopes anyone who enters. They inspired many artists at the time including Annibal Caro, Bitussi and Cardinal Madruzzo. After the death of Vicino Orsini nobody took charge of the place and it only began to be appreciated by intellectuals and artists such as Claude Lorrain, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Salvador Dali, Mario Praz and Maurizio Calvesi after centuries of neglect.



Planimetry




Individual tickets

The entrance is fee of charge with the following rates:
TICKET PRICE: € 10.00
CHILDREN (4 to 13 years): € 8.00
DISABLED NOT SELF-SUFFICIENT: Free
Note: no booking required




Group tickets

It requires a letter of introduction

GROUPS: € 8,00
(minimum 30 paying people, 1free admission every 30 paying people)

DISABLED NOT SELF-SUFFICIENT: Free

Free entrance for the bus driver.
Free guide book
It's provides a guided tour service for a fee and by reservation.

IMPORTANT: for recognition of the tariff groups (min. 30 people) must be booked
at least 2 days before the visit to the following contacts:
- telefono: 0761/924029
- fax: 0761/924029
- email: info@parcodeimostri.com

The Management reserves the right to change prices and conditions without prior notice.




School tickets

It requires a letter of introduction to the school with a list of students.

STUDENTS: € 6,00 (1 free admission every 15 pupils)

TEACHERS: € 6.00

PARENTS: € 8.00

DISABLED NOT SELF-SUFFICIENT: Free

Free entrance for the bus driver.
Free guide book
It's provides a guided tour service for a fee and by reservation.

IMPORTANT: for recognition of the tariff Schools must be booked
at least 2 days before the visit to the following contacts:
- telefono: 0761/924029
- fax: 0761/924029
- email: info@parcodeimostri.com

- In the event that the school would like to book for lunch in the park, can choose from a variety of menus ranging from quick snacks to full meal to be consumed in designated areas.

Menù Orco - Menù Drago - Cestino Nettuno - Cestino Pegaso - Cestino Tartaruga




Tariffe Colonie e Parrocchie

ADULTO: € 8,00
BAMBINI: € 6,00

- Richiesta una lettera di presentazione della parrocchia/colonia.
- un ingresso gratuito ogni 30 persone paganti.

DISABILI NON AUTOSUFFICIENTI: gratuito

Ingresso omaggio per l’autista dell’autobus e per il parroco.
libro guida in omaggio
è disponibile un servizio di visite guidate, a pagamento e su prenotazione.

IMPORTANTE: Per il riconoscimento della tariffa Colonie e Parrocchie è obbligatoria la prenotazione
almeno 2 giorni prima della visita ai seguenti contatti:
- telefono:0761/924029
- fax: 0761/924029
- email: info@parcodeimostri.com

- Nel caso in cui il gruppo desideri prenotare per pranzare all’interno del parco, può scegliere tra una serie di menù che vanno dallo snack veloce al pasto completo da consumare nelle apposite aree.

Menù Orco - Menù Drago - Cestino Nettuno - Cestino Pegaso - Cestino Tartaruga




Visite Notturne

Un’evento unico, una passeggiata misteriosa al chiaro di luna, tra fiaccole e illuminazioni suggestive
L’apertura notturna del Sacro Bosco è concessa a chi ne faccia richiesta, dal 1 Aprile al 2 Novembre, sino alle ore 24:00 salvo approvazione da parte della Direzione.

È possibile organizzare aperitivi nel Parco o cene caratteristiche.

La concessione dell’apertura su richiesta è riservata ad un gruppo minimo di 30 visitatori, e comporta il versamento della somma di Euro 16,00 per persona.

Sarà richiesto il pagamento di un biglietto di Euro 16,00 per ogni persona eventualmente eccedente le 30

La prenotazione della visita dovrà essere concordata con almeno 15 gg. di anticipo.

Il pagamento dell’importo dovuto, dovrà pervenire con 10 giorni di anticipo rispetto alla data della visita, a mezzo di bonifico bancario.

La visita nel Parco non potrà comunque superare le 2 ore.

Eventuali disdette, a pagamento avvenuto, comportano una penale del 50% rispetto alla somma versata che sarà trattenuta.

Durante l’apertura su richiesta, non sono concesse agevolazioni tariffarie.

Gli importi sono comprensivi di apertura del Parco, presenza di un nostro responsabile, servizio di vigilanza straordinario, spese generali per luce, acqua, pulizia preliminare e risistemazione finale per la riconsegna degli ambienti.

È possibile organizzare visite guidate accompagnate da un suggestivo sottofondo di musica rinascimentale eseguito con strumenti d’epoca.



Services


- Book shop

- Bar

- Snack bar

- Restaurant by reservation (for groups only)

- Children area

- Parking (unguarded)




How to get here

Distances Km.

Highway A1 Exit:
Attigliano Km 4 
Roma 105 Km
Firenze 215 Km
Perugia 114 Km
Terni 50 Km
Civitavecchia 76 Km
Gubbio 140 Km
Caprarola 32 Km
Viterbo 21 Km
Bagnaia 14 Km
Tarquinia 62 Km
San Martino al Cimino 29 Km
Civita di Bagnoregio  36 Km
Soriano nel Cimino 11 Km
Orvieto 41 Km
Orte 15 Km
Grosseto 156 Km

CAR
From Viterbo:
Located 20 km. along the highway Viterbo-Orte, exit Bomarzo.

Highway A1:
Exit Attigliano, Bomarzo direction

TRAIN
Rail station: 
From Orte Scalo, by bus Bomarzo direction
From Viterbo, by bus Bomarzo direction
info orari: http://www.cotralspa.it





Opening

The park is open every day of the year without a lunch break:

08.30 a.m.- 19.00 p.m. (from April to August)

08.30 a.m. - to sunset (from September to March)




Cartina




Map




Regulation

The visitor to the Bosco Sacro, at the time of ticket purchase, accept the general conditions regulating the entry in the Park and the use of services offered.

- NO PICNIC

- DON'T SMOKE

- USE THE RELEVANT BASKETS

- DO NOT CLIMB ON THE SCULPTURES

- RESPECT THE GREEN

- DO NOT RUSH

- ALLOWED ONLY GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND

- DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH WITH PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT


Park staff is authorized to supervise the observance of all rules of conduct laid down in this Regulation, and reserves the right to deny access, or to request removal from the park, without any refund to users who take inappropriate conduct and/or dangerous to themselves and others.




Video


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Contacts

Sacro Bosco
loc. Giardino s.n.c
01020 Bomarzo
(VT) Italy

Tel. 0761/924029

Fax 0761/924174

- For press office, events, shooting and audiovisual productions.

E-mail: press.sacroboscobomarzo@gmail.com

- General info

E-mail: info@parcodeimostri.com