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Just 10 Km. far from Orte going in the direction of Viterbo, we can find the castle of Vasanello, which dates back to 1285 defends the territory and the entrance to the ancient village of Vasanello. Orso Orsini built the first tower to defend his properties. However, after only four years, the castle was conquered by a series of aristocratic families.
By the mid-fifteenth century, the property had returned to the Orsini family, who transformed the grim fortress into a delightful residence. The interior was fitted with wooden ceilings which, together with decorative freizes, were frescoed with heraldic symbols celebrating Orsini marriages with other great aristocratic names. Later the castle passed into the hands of other dynasties: the Della Rovere, the Colonna, the Barberini and, since the early nineteen hundreds, the Misciattelli, the current owners. The Orsini Castle in Vasanello, now, is open for guided visits by appointment to the hystorical apartments, the medioeval gardens, the ceramic factory and the permanent exhibit of the artistic production of ceramics which lasted until the eighties.
The Castle and the eighteenth century Orangery in the gardens can be hired for weddings, seminars, lectures, receptions, parties.

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The park of Monsters of Bomarzo was devised by the architect Pirro Ligorio (he completed the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Rome after the death of Michelangelo and built Villa d’Este in Tivoli) on commision of Prince Pier Francesco Orsini (1523-1585), called Vicino, only to vent the heart broken at the death of is wife Giulia Farnese (+1560).
The park was born in 1552 as “Villa of Wonders” to be the only one of it’s kind in the world. The Park of Monsters remained in oblivion till 1954 when it was
bought by Mr Giovanni Bettini who with loving care has managed it. A visit to the park will unfold in a series of stages ranging between mythology and fantasy.
There are 24 works of art even though many more are contained in the park.: The Entry – The ‘Ninfeo’ – Ceres – Etruscan bench – Proteus  Glaucus – Venus – The elephant – The cerberes – The Mausoleum – The Theatre – The Dragon – Proserpina – Herculus e Cacus – Hanging House – The Ogre (or Orc) – Echidna and Furia – The Turtle – Neptune – The cantaro –  The ‘rotonda – ‘The Pegasus – The Nymph – Jupiter – The temple

The park is open all year long from 8.00 a.m. until sunset .
Entrace fees :  individual 9,00 Euro – children from 4 to 8 years 7,00 Euro
For more information on prices and special opening hours, contact directly the park on +39-761924029.

Suggested accomodation for this area: BOMARZO Village

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Just close with high speed road A1 gate of ORTE, and the “TERME di ORTE” we have found BOMARZO Village an ideal place to stop so to visit the famous park of “MOSTRI DI BOMARZO” pratically attached to this accommodations.
Going out from ORTE this place is located 13 km. far from the high speed road A1. Inside you will find traditional restaurant a large and comfortable pool and a large parking auto.
Here it’s the point to start a trip in the TUSCIA area so to visit Viterbo and the big lake of BOLSENA as well as the medieval suburbia of this area.
BOMARZO Village is located in “ALTO LAZIO” between the UMBRIA and TUSCANY regions.
BOMARZO Village is located on a plateau in the valley of the Tevere begins to slope down and offers a marvellous veen. From BOMARZO, an unspoiled medieval town, you can go to the medieval castle of the Orsini princes dating from the 14th century . The castle’s park is famous its Park of the Monsters, world reknown, for it’s sculptures.
To sleep here prices starting from 70,00 euro for a double room with private bathroom. On request it’s possible to have a special price for half or full board for a minimum stay of 3 nights.
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Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa

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