Bomarzo – Where you’ll see stone monsters lurking

Its my first time experiencing fall after being in a tropical climate all my life. Its already quite interesting just walking outside of the house looking at the trees changing their colours from greens to goldens, reds, yellows and browns.

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Cart thought that it would be a good idea to spend some time to admire the colours, and thus, a couple of weeks ago, we headed off to Bomarzo.

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Bomarzo is a town out of Rome and it takes about an hour to reach there from our place. In Bomarzo, there is an attraction called the Bosco dei Mostri (Monster’s Grove) on account of the amount of large sculptures here.

Some of them interesting :

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Like this mausoleum-like build which was constructed in the 16th century. I’m not certain if there are any bodies being cremated here though.

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This statue was huge! The mouth was as tall as I am. Unfortunately the statue was fenced in so we could not get enter without climbing in.

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Its much more evocative in real life to see the stone pegasus and the giant turtle in the background. All those moss makes it so much more charming. Like a real life Tomb Raider set. My pictures doesn’t do it justice unfortunately.

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This is like the mouth of truth only much much much bigger.

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Regardless, my favourite scene would have to be this one :

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It’s a leaning house which you could enter. But once you are inside, your mind starts giving you this vertigo feeling.

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Because inside the house, its hard to gauge which is a flat plane or not. After a while in the house, its easy to feel a little dizzy.

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And then suddenly, Bomarzo reminded me of Haw Par Villa, a park of dioramas in Singapore. It might not be exactly the same, but it had the same nice magical feeling to roam around in.

3 thoughts on “Bomarzo – Where you’ll see stone monsters lurking”

  1. Those are some really awesome looking sculptures. I love seeing stuff like that, which is partly why I’m so excited to go see the Batu caves in Malaysia next week. I’d love to see this place. I think the leaning building is my favorite too. As a kid I always had a fascination with exploring old buildings. Maybe because of growing up in Germany and getting to explore old castle ruins?

  2. Brad

    I think that you’d find Batu Caves interesting. Its a lot of walking though, so dont forget comfy walking shoes!

    Maybe you might want to explore Haw Par Villa too before heading there. Bring a picnic basket along and take a look at the interesting statues there 🙂

    Sylv

    Its very risqué for a statue build in the 16th century isn’t it? 😛

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