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The Elephant,the elephant, the tower, the guide and the legionaire. The fortified elephant with which Hannibal seriously damaged the Roman legions... ..... while it transports the unconscious body of a legionaire. .The Park of the Monsters of Bomarzo.The Park of the Monsters  also named Sacred Wood is a Renaissance monumental complex located in Bomarzo, in the province of Viterbo, in northern Lazio, Italy.25 jun 2012..In the region of Lazio, the marvellous land of the Etruscans, the Romans and the Middle Ages, lies the village of Bomarzo which shares all the glory of the region's illustrious history and possesses an historical site which is the only one of its kind in the world: "The Villa Of Marvels". In the gardens of other villas in Lazio you will find certain similirities, but the prototype of all these gardens remains the "Sacred Wood of Bomarzo", that popular fancy rebaptized as Monster's Park. Prince Pier Francesco Orsini, known as Vicino, wanted such a park "only to ease the heart". It was designed and laid out by the great architect, Pirro Ligorio, who was summoned to work at Saint Peter's in Vaticano after the death of Michelangelo. Without either Prince Orsini or Ligorio ever realizing it, a timeless masterpiece was born. When you visit this park you will go from surprise to surprise as animals and figures in stone suddenly appear: the Elephant that is about to kill a Warrior, the fighting Dragons, the Ogre in whose mouth you could pic-nic, Sleeping Beauty, Hercules tearing Cacus apart, Bears in ambush, animals with three heads, Neptune presiding figures, and finally a globe of the world balanced on the head of an Orc with a model of the Orsini Castle on top representing the power of his family. These sculptures carred out of massive boulders in situ, appearing to rise up out of the very ground as if by magic. It all goes back to the 16th Century (1552), the period which saw the development of an ideal of life between Prince and Courtier. This wood has in

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The Elephant,the elephant,The Park of the Monsters of BomarzoThe Park of the Monsters also named Sacred Wood is a Renaissance monumental complex located in Bomarzo, in the province of Viterbo, in nor

The Elephant,the elephant, the tower, the guide and the legionaire. The fortified elephant with which Hannibal seriously damaged the Roman legions... ..... while it transports the unconscious body of a legionaire. .The Park of the Monsters of Bomarzo.The Park of the Monsters also named Sacred Wood is a Renaissance monumental complex located in Bomarzo, in the province of Viterbo, in northern Lazio, Italy.25 jun 2012..In the region of Lazio, the marvellous land of the Etruscans, the Romans...
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From gallery: The Park of the Monsters also Sacred Wood is e located in Bomarzo, Italy. 25 june 2012
Source: Spaziani
Date 5 Oct 2009
Location: Bomarzo Viterbo Italy
Credit: Stefano Spaziani
Copyright: © Stefano Spaziani
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