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Day Trip from Rome: The Monster-Filled Gardens of Bomarzo

Monster grotto in Bomarzo's Parco dei Mostri

Bomarzo's Parco dei Mostri is a park filled with fantastical sculptures of animals, monsters, and other beasts. It's an ideal day trip from Rome.

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Italian Villas and Their Gardens

Just in time for late spring and summer romps around Italy comes the reissue of Edith Wharton’s 1904 landscaping classic Italian Villas and Their Gardens. According to curators with the New York Society Library’s Green Art collection, “Wharton visited some fifty villas around Rome, Florence, Siena, Genoa, in Lombardy, and the Veneto. Many were closed to …

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