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Labirinto della Masone

Fontanellato, Parma

Giardino moderno
Botanical Treasure Hunt Grandi Giardini Italiani
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Coffee house & Restaurant
Eco friendly
Family friendly
Overnight stay
Pet Friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi Area

Grandi Giardini Italiani Botanical Treasure Hunt

On Monday 10 April the special appointment with the wonderful world of gardens by Grandi Giardini Italiani returns.

The Grandi Giardini Italiani Botanical Treasure Hunt is the event dedicated to children to bring them closer in a playful and joyful way to the immense botanical, artistic and cultural heritage preserved in the gardens of the circuit. After the digital paranthesis of the past two editions, the Caccia al Tesoro Botanico returns with a renewed format.

In the participating gardens of the circuit, participants will receive a treasure map that will guide budding botanists and their families to discover the secrets of the chosen garden. A fantastic adventure among enigmas and riddles ranging from botanical and artistic curiosities to the coveted treasure.

How to reach the gardens

By car
From Milan: Highway A1 exit Fidenza, Via Emilia / SS9 towards Parma
From Bologna: Highway A1 exit Parma, Via Emilia / SS9 towards Fidenza
From La Spezia: A15 Parma West, FOLLOW Via Emilia / SS9 towards Fidenza

By train
It reached from the Labyrinth Stations of Parma and Fidenza.

By taxi
From the railway station of Parma and Fidenza and other places in the province of Parma, please call directly the number +39 347 3731302


In the midst of the Emilian countryside, less than a ten-minute drive from Fidenza and fifteen from Parma, Franco Maria Ricci, publisher, designer and collector, has created the biggest maze in the world with bamboo hedges.
Stepping over the threshold leads into a timeless dimension, where the taste for art and beauty are united with a passion for nature.
The path in the maze runs for about three kilometres towards an inner courtyard with a portico, pyramid and two suites.
In the main body, next to the elegant bookshop full of rare and precious publications, is the museum area where temporary exhibitions of work by exceptional artists are held, alongside with the exposition of Franco Maria Ricci'art collection, a man, an artist, a dreamer, who has taken about ten years to create this marvellous labyrinth on his property at Fontanellato (Parma).
An ingenius, visionary project, with a star shaped plan covering eight hectares of land, with thousands of bamboo plants of 20 different species.
The Franco Maria Ricci Foundation, owner of the Labirinto, is responsible for preserving the books and art collections of its creator (around 500 works of art, from the 16th to the 20th century) and encouraging cultural activities and entertainment.
Ricci is also keen on promoting the use of bamboo – an exuberantly tough evergreen plant – to create delicate green screens as useful, though simple, disguises for the bleak industrial warehouses which often blight the Italian landscape.


The Labirinto by 12 Monaci restaurant is located in the entrance court area, with free and open access, born from the combination of twenty years of experience and an innovative spirit.
To complete the offer, a carefully selected niche specialty shop.


It's possible to sleep inside the labyrinth in its two elegant suites.
Opening hours
Labirinto della Masone is open every day.
It is closed on Tuesdays and on the public holidays of 25 December and 1 January.

Closed from January 9th to February 10th 2023

1 November 2022 - 31 March 2023: from 9:30Am to 6PM
(last admission at 4:30PM)

April 1 to October 31, 2023
Open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., last admission at 5:30 p.m.
Ticket office is open until 5:30 p.m.
Full ticket: € 18.00
Children (6-12 years): € 10.00
Student & Under 26: € 12.00
FMR Card holders: € 12.00
Groups (min.10 pax): € 15.00
Family ticket (2 parents + 1 child): € 40.00
Large Family ticket (2 parents + 2 or more child): € 48.00
Kids (0-6 years): free
Affiliated: € 15.00
Contact us
Strada Masone, 121
43012 Fontanellato (PR)

T. +39 0521 827081
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