"Bomarzo ? a fairy tale town" Bomarzo by Lacristina

Bomarzo Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 95 photos

Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, Today

If you truly want to get away from it all, and explore a town with a medieval castle and streets that are too narrow for a single fat horse, Bomarzo is the place for you. You can wander the narrow streets of the castle at the top of the town, then head down to the ?Parco dei Mostri,? the famous sculpture garden of the ?Park of the Monsters.? About 90 minute drive from Rome ? but this could be longer depending on where in Rome you are trying to leave from and what time. Via Salaria (on the northeast corner of the city, and the road you would take to get to Bomarzo) can get very jammed. Originally, Bomarzo was Etruscan, then Roman. The medieval castle rises above the "new" part of town.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:See a real midieval walled town with no tourists!
  • Cons:Hard to get to without a car.
  • In a nutshell:Worth a visit if Rome has left you exhausted.
  • Last visit to Bomarzo: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    A very intriguing and charming place. hope we can get there on the way to Rome. thanks for putting this up.

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2009 at 7:56 AM

    Che scorci incantevoli!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    no fat horses here

  • ARoman's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2006 at 10:52 AM

    did you miss the monsters?? :)

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2006 at 9:05 PM

    I can just imagine the countless feet that trod upon those timeworn steps and narrow walkways--and such hospitality!

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2006 at 11:31 AM

    Sounds like a great day out...love those steps! Blu

  • aussiejen's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2006 at 4:42 PM

    Certainly is some history in these streets!! Hope you're enjoying your Easter break too : )

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 6:38 PM

    wow.... i need to find those hosts.. 2 bottles of wine!@

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 4:21 AM

    Hi Cristina and Happy Easter. OK, now you make me want to go to Bomarzo!!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2006 at 2:33 PM

    Just looked at VT's map function to see where this is. Looks nice, and it must be really great if you were willing to leave Rome for part of a day to go there. (LOL)


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