"I dreamed for the first time of building a Labyrinth about thirty years ago, at the time when I was a guest, in my country house near Parma, the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. It was by talking to him that the first was formed embryo of the project that, if initially had a rather personal and private character, today I see as a legacy to my land and to the generations to come. I opened the Masone Labyrinth to the public in 2015.
Next to the labyrinth there is a museum (the entire collection of works of art I collected over fifty years), a library (with my bibliophile collections and all the books I published in 50 years), spaces for temporary exhibitions , an Archive, and tourist facilities that ensure both the International of the Cultured and the Curious as well as the local people, especially the young, welcome and opportunities for recreation, information and inspiration, in the sign of Civilization, style and comfort. "(Franco Maria Ricci)
Pass By: Labirinto Della Masone, Strada Masone 121, 43012, Fontanellato Italy
Il Labirinto della Masone (Franco Maria Ricci Foundation) is a cultural park built near Fontanellato, in the province of Parma. It covers seven hectares and includes a labyrinth consisting of tall bamboo hedges of 20 different species (the largest in the world of this genus) and spaces that host the art collection of Franco Maria Ricci and his publishing house, temporary exhibitions , conferences and presentations, concerts, a restaurant, a cafeteria and a deli.