The World's Largest Maze Opens in Italy

The World's Largest Maze Opens in Italy

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Tara Bellucci
Jul 9, 2015
(Image credit: Marcos Campanini via Domus)

An 80,000-square-meter, star-shaped topiary labirynth of bamboo opened this spring in Parma, Italy, and is now the world's largest maze.

Owned by 77-year-old Italian publishing magnate Franco Maria Ricci, the Masone Labyrinth has a gold-plated chapel at its center. Ricci says the giant puzzle was inspired in part by writers Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges.

He imagines the labyrinth to be a destination, and plans to use the $11 million installation to host art shows and weddings on site.

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