This is a fun and light-hearted experience, visiting an extraordinary garden, and one of the World Monuments Fund’s top 100 most endangered sites. We will start from Rome in the mornign. Our first destination will be Il Parco dei Mostri, also known as the Villa of Marvels, is a beautifully designed garden and woodland dating back to the 16th century. The garden is populated with giant statues, obelisks, animals, and monsters, all created from stone. Bring a picnic and dine in the mouth of an Ogre, or take a walk to discover elephants, dragon slayers, and mythical creatures from the deep. After we continue to Civita di Bagnoreggio. Founded two and a half thousand years ago by the Etruscans, today the tiny hilltop village of Civita di Bagnoreggio, is a precious and protected site. An island in the sky, the village sits on a plateau from which many of the residents fled following an earthquake at the end of the 17th century. Today, the crumbling plateau has been reinforced and once again offers people an unspoilt and simple way of life.
Ciao I’m Riccardo. I've been working as a tour guide for more than 10 years now with some of large Italian and foreign tour operators. Now I am creating my own one-day experiences in Rome. My experiences are not all about following me waving a flag and churning out dates and boring facts. My experiences are like spending a day with a a friend who knows the interesting stuff about interesting places. This friend knows the ‘special’ places to eat, drink, and watch the world go by. And you’ll receive top-notch food, service and smiles because my friends are your friends. Hope to meet you soon!
2 small bottles of water / person
Entrance tickets to Monster Park and to Civita di Bagnoreggio
Private transportation with a minivan
Bomarzo Monster Park. This park lies just north from Rome in the Tuscia region and features over a dozen larger-than-life sculptures fully immersed in the wooded valley. The park inspired surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí and Jacques Cousteau. Civita di Bagnoregio, the Dying City, a fairytale come to life.
The dying city and monsters