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Labirinto della Masone

Fontanellato, Parma

Giardino moderno
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Buy tickets
Coffee house & Restaurant
Eco friendly
Overnight stay
Pet Friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi Area

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.

Labirinto della MasoneFontanellato, Parma (Emilia-Romagna)
30 June 2024
Opening hours
Open all year round
Closed every Tuesday, 25th December and 1st January. Closings dates: from 5th to 9th July 2024
Winter break from 8th January 2024 to 9th February 2024

Opening hours:
  • 10th February 2024 - 29th March 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.)
  • 30th March 2024 - 31st October 2024, from 10:30 to 19:00 (last admission 17:30)
Full ticket: € 20.00
Student & Under 26: € 16.00
Membership: € 16.00
Family ticket (2 parents + 1 child): € 50.00
Large Family ticket (2 parents + 2 or more child): € 65.00
Kids (0-6 years): free
Contact us
Strada Masone, 121
43012 Fontanellato (PR)

T. +39 0521 827081
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