Monza attractions

Top Choice Museum in Monza

Museo e Tesoro del Duomo

Religious art museums are often dull, full of faded priestly vestments and tarnished silver that hasn’t been polished since the Risorgimento. But this museum is in a different class and arguably worth a Monza visit …
Top Choice Palace in Monza

Villa Reale

In Monza's colossal park stands this equally colossal palace. Built between 1777 and 1780 as a viceregal residence for Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, Giuseppe Piermarini's vast Villa Reale was modelled on Vienna's S…
Park in Monza

Parco di Monza

This enormous park is the green lung of the city; it's also one of the largest enclosed parks in Europe, with some 295 hectares of bello bosco (charming woodland). It sits on the Lambro river and incorporates the Au…
Cathedral in Monza

Duomo

The Gothic Duomo, with its white-and-green-banded facade, contains a key early-medieval treasure, the Corona Ferrea (Iron Crown), fashioned according to legend with one of the nails from the Crucifixion. Charlemagne…
Gardens in Monza

Giardini Reali

The ‘Royal Gardens’ run to a modest 40 hectares and couch the Villa Reale in a sea of artfully cultivated greenery. They were one of Northern Italy's first examples of the ‘English’ style of gardening that was all t…