Monza is in Lombardy, 15 km north-east of Milan. It is the capital of the Province of Monza and Brianza.

The race track Autodromo di Monza

Get inEdit

Monza is well connected with Milan by train (from Garibaldi and Centrale stations) and by ATM bus line 723, 724, 722. Both train and buses arrive very close to city centre.

To come to Monza by car from east or west you should take A4 highway (Turin-Milan-Venice) and exit "Monza", from north the Milan-Lecco expressway (ss36) which ends in the town. From south you'd better take Milan's "tangenziale nord", which starts from "tangenziale est" and then Monza exit.

To arrive by plane, please refer to Milan (MIL IATA).

Get aroundEdit

TPM operates a small public transportation network, you are supposed to buy tickets in advance and validate it once your trip starts. Tickets are urban and inter-urban (for travellers willing to cross city border) and both are valid for 60 min.

The public transportation network is not used so much by "Monzese" people because of the small dimensions of the city. Reaching the centre by foot from the periphery will take you about 30 min.

Bike are heavily used by Monza inhabitants and there's a nice ring of bike-reserved lanes on the banks of Villoresi Canal.

SeeEdit

 
Villa Reale
  • The city centre is a pedestrian-only shopping zone, with several high-budget shops side-by-side with international brand flagship stores.
  • Duomo (Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista). Built in 595 and then modified in 13th and 14th centuries. The frescoed Chapel of Theodelinda houses the Iron Crown of Lombardy, supposed to contain one of the nails used at the Crucifixion.
  • Parco di Monza (Monza Park). The fourth largest enclosed park in Europe, established in 1806 is now part of Lambro Valley Natural Reserve.
  • Autodromo Nazionale (National circuit). It is where the Formula 1 Grand Prix take place. During non-race days is available for visitors to race on track.
  • Villa Reale (Royal Villa), Viale Brianza, 1, +39 039 2240024. Tu-Su 10:00-19:00. Built between 1777 and 1780 at the command of Empress Marie-Therese of Austria, it's a country palace very similar to Schoenbrunn in Vienna. Visits are available to the Private Apartments and to the Royal Apartments. Private Apartments: adults €10, youth 18-25 €8, children under 18 €4; Royal Apartments: adults €12, youth 18-25 and adults 65 and over €10, children 6-17 €5, children under 6 and disabled (with one companion) free; combination tickets: adults €19, youth 18-25 and adults 65 and over €16, children 6-17 €5, children under 6 and disabled (with one companion) free.

DoEdit

A walk through the Parco di Monza, you'll understand why Monza people love so much their park. Very crowded during weekends.

If you need info on the Formula One Grand Prix, please refer to the Formula One page.

BuyEdit

Markets are regularly organised in the town's various squares, selling products coming from various Italian regions and European countries.

EatEdit

  • Vitantonio's Pizza Monza, 37, Azzone Visconti St, +39 039321433. Su-Th 11:00-22:00, F Sa 11:00-23:00.
  • Al Puente, 30, Pacinotti St, +39 039 837021, +39 335 688 0939 (mobile phone Gabriele), .
  • [dead link] Paprika, 14, Moncenisio St, +39 039-59-70-925, . Open daily for lunch and dinner except Monday. The Paprika is a restaurant/pizzeria featuring designer furniture. It is a good place to relax and enjoy a good pizza and other good food.
  • Ristorante Pizzeria Amalfi, 3, Enrico Tazzoli, +39 0392 141167.
  • Mume, 17, Pesa del Lino, +39 039 2301949. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays at lunch.
  • Speedy, Via Appiani, 22, +39 039 321663. We-Mo 11:30-15:30, 19:30-23:30. Very popular with students for lunch, offering mostly panini, this place is very small, meaning service is anything but "speedy" - avoid this if you need to catch a train. A panino starting from €6.
  • Il Fantello, Via Achille Mapelli, 7b, +39 039 323619. Founded in the 17th century, this is the town's oldest restaurant, serving traditional Lombard food at rather high prices.

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Go nextEdit

Lissone, Vedano Al Lambro, Muggiò, Cinisello Balsamo, Sesto San Giovanni, Brugherio, Agrate Brianza, Concorezzo, Villasanta, Biassono Seregno

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