The world famous racing circuit at Monza is well worth a visit, particularly for petrolheads. Contrary to what a previous reviewer said, the cost is not €10, rather a very reasonable €5. It's fantastic to check out the pit-lane, the podium and of course the wonderful track. When I visited, there was a local festival on, with lots of vintage cars on...more
The church of San Pietro Martire was built in 1369 but then subsequently restaurated, its present look dates from the early 19th century. At first it used to be the seat of the inquisition but then belonged to the Dominican order who added a concent in adjacent to the church. The bell tower was added in 1817. In its interiors it is three naves...more
The Church of Santa Maria in Strada was built in the mid of 14th century, over the pre-excisting Franciscan convent. The bell tower was added in the beginning of the 15th century. The church was subsequently enlarged and enriched, in particularly in early 17th century by order of archbishop Carlo Borromeo. The interior has a retangular hall a...more
Arengario is well preserved 13th century construction situated in the central part of "citta storica", at Piazza Roma. Its name is derivated after original function of the building which used to the the town hall.Those who visited Milano could clearly notice that the architecture of Arengario was inspired by Palazzo della Ragione, the same portico...more
Santa Maria del Carrobiolo was built from 1232 up to 1260, but not many of its original aspect was preserved, except for the abside and the bell tower. During centuries it was reconstructed several times but the biggest reconstruction work was done in the 16th century. The church contains many important frescoes made by Andrea Porta, Gerolamo...more
I'm sure there are hundreds of female members out there who will have a virtual fit at me giving this tip such a girly title, but I'm a girly girl and F1 wouldn't normally be my "thing".However, a friend longed to go and, after much persuasion and a little bribery ("Monza is sooo close to the fashion capital of Milan" etc etc) I tripped off to...more
The Cathedral and its square were the centre of religious and political life of Monza. The town rises up around its ancient nucleus "oraculum" of the Queen Teodolinda, who ruled here in the 6th century. The huge complex of Duomo dates to the period of Visconti family, medieval rulers of Milano and whole Lombardy. It has a plan of basilica with...more
It is quite unusual name for the tower, named after the street where it is situated.The Tower in Lambro Street, even tall and massive in its construction, cannot be seen from the distance because the new structure of the town absorbed it completely. In fact, you can find it only by chance when strolling around side streets of the Cathedral. It is...more
Santa Maria Maddalena, known also as Casa di Bernareggio, is fourtheenth century church built by friars Umiliati. It was completely reconstructed in the very beginning of the 17th century and nothing of the original construction have survived. Adjacent to church is an huge nun's monastery. The church is situated in the centre of the town, right...more
The Park of Monza is of enormous proportions, one of the oldest and largest parks in whole Europe. In fact it is celebrating 200 anniversary this year, founded in 1895. During the summer, July and August, it is closed for visitnig it by car, before and after that period you can drive it all over. The best is to rent a bike, but you cannot do it...more
Palazzo Reale, the Royal Palace, is probably the best known sight of Monza. The large complex was built in order to be the seat of the Royal Family of Savoia, but after in 1900 the King Umberto was killed in Monza by an anarchist, they never come back in this town. The palace and the whole complex, situated in the Park, was donated to the city of...more
Inside the Duomo there is the iron crown already mentioned, that Napoleon used to proclaim himself as the emperor of Italy. he didn't wait for the priest to put the crown on his head, the took it himself and said something like to have the crown always on his head and that everyone who tries to take it away from him would die.This board is inside...more
Teodolinda, the queen who founded Monza, is buried inside the church in this stone sarcophagus, in the chamber with the iron crown and with walls pained with stories from her life and telling about the history of the place. Since the frescoes were finished in 1444, and Teodolinda lived in 6th century A.D. they didn't know what kind of clothes...more
Hotel de la Ville is perfectly positioned, right opposite to the Palazzo Reale, in a walking...more
Canonica Lambra, Monza, 20050, Italy
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Excellent medium sized, bright rooms, very clean, excellent service, good high-speed internet...more
Years ago I used to visit Monza very often, at least two or three times during the year, and it had last for over a decade. I remember Monza as a quiet little town where nothing happened during the nights. Most of the locals went out in the restaurants or just to take a walk before going to sleep.
In this year I've visited Monza twice and found it the same as it was before. Regarding nightlife, most of the locals are going into the nearby Milano (only 15 minute by car).
This cafe-bar is situated right in the heart of the town, opposite to Arengario, and it is my favourite place to have a fine glass of wine before sleeping time.
Il Rinascente is the best known Italian department store which sells men's and women's clothes of medium and superior quality level. Many of wide world known trade marks and designed clothes can be find here.
What to buy: The department store is suitable for family shopping, offering clothes for both parents and children.
What to pay: You can't find cheap clothes here, so the best time for shopping is during the sales time.
The statute to Mose Bianchi (1840-1904), great Italian painter who was born and died in Monza, stands in Piazza San Pietro Martire, right in front of the ononimous church. Besides the paintings, he is also famous for his frescoe works in religious buildings, inspired by the work of Gianbatttista Tiepolo.more
The monumental war memorial, to the victims of war 1914-1918, stands in the central position of Piazza Trento and Trieste, right opposite to the Town Hall. The huge statue stands on the piedestal which is built in the shape of an mausoleum. There were significant battles for the independence against the Austrians in whole region of Lombardy and...more
12 Reviews and Opinions
10 euros is a definite tourist trap, taking advantage of people's racing passion! At the same time, the ticket to learn about the history of the place and see the iron crown is only 1 euro!
There is a flat ground in between Mozzanico and Calcio and the monumental church of San Vittore Martire can be seen from the very far distance. The church is of very huge proportions and virtually dominates the whole landscape.The small town, where the church is situated, is called Calcio and it means soccer in Italian. The funny thing is that I...more
When travelling by car throughout Italy, it is advisable to take off of the highways and travel by the local roads. It enables you to see much more of the country, discovering some hidden jewels.I've took the local road from Monza to Brescia and after very short time I riched small town of Agrate (Brianza) where this wonderful parochial church of...more
Unfortunatelly, not much of the medieval Monza have survived. The city walls were pulled down completely and only a traces of it can be seen. As a matter of fact, Monza is one of the very few Italian cities in which the compact historic centre do not exsist.This one is the only remaining medieval bridge of Monza.more