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Bomarzo, Sacro Bosco [Villa Orsini]locked

  • Claudia Lazzaro

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Italian estate below the hill town of Bomarzo, near Viterbo. The popular name derives from an inscription in the wood, which refers to it as a ‘sacro bosco’, an allusion to Arcadia (1504) by Jacopo Sannazaro. The Sacro Bosco, built for Pier Francesco (‘Vicino’) Orsini (...

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F. M. de Sousa Viterbo: Dicionário histórico e documental dos arquitetos, engenheiros e construtores portuguezes ou a serviço de Portugal, 3 vols (Lisbon, 1899–1922)