The municipality of Monza is located in Lombardy. It became famous for motor sports, car races are held here at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, such as the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.
But who comes to the city should not only visit the Autodrom. The city is also rich in history and culture. The most famous are the Cathedral and the Royal Villa.
The Cathedral of Monza dates back to the 13th/14th century. In the cathedral treasure of the city is the Iron Crown of the Longobard Empire. Also worth seeing is the Royal Villa of Monza, built by the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa.
Although Monza is an industrial city, the region north of Milan is very green. The park of Monza is a beautiful recreational area.
Travel information for Monza
The nearest airports are in Bergamo and Milan (Malapese). From both airports the Orio Shuttle (line 3) goes to the bus station of the city.
The train station is within walking distance of the old town. Trains from Milan arrive here about 4 times an hour. By train you can reach Monza in a few minutes from Milan.
In addition, there are connections to Tirano, Bergamo, Lecco and Seregno. International connections are rather rare.
The Orio Shuttle buses of line 3 stop at the bus station.
The city is well connected to the highways around Milan. If you come by car, it is best to take the parking garage in Piazza Trento e Trieste and you will be right in the center. For those who are not afraid of a few steps, we recommend the parking lot between the center of Monza and the park at Villa Reale in Viale Francesco Petrarca.
On the way in …
There are buses (7 lines in total) running through the city.
The old town can be explored very well on foot. The Autodrom is a little further away.
There are hardly any well developed bike paths
Best time to travel
Temperatures can exceed 30°C in summer. In winter, the lowest temperatures average -2°C. As a rule, in summer there are also up to ten hours of sun and little rain.
Excursion tips for Monza
There were times when we never missed a Formula 1 race on television. That has changed in the meantime, but the fascination for the fast cars has remained. Therefore, it was clear that if we are in the vicinity, we must visit the Monza Formula 1 Circuit.