Lonely Planet Writer

World’s biggest maze opens in northern Italy

Over 200,000 bamboo plants went into making the world's largest maze.
Over 200,000 bamboo plants went into making the world’s largest maze. Image by JFXie / CC BY 2.0

Italian publisher and art collector Franco Maria Ricci has finished his monumental retirement project, having built the world’s largest maze in the grounds of his country house near Parma. The maze, which has just been opened to the public, is made of 200,000 bamboo plants, with 3km of paths. The site also contains a museum exhibiting 500 artworks and an extensive art history library. Read more: ansa.it