Monza:
Saint Georges Premier

Itineraries from Villa Medici Giulini
MONZA: GASTRONOMY, ART AND GOLF

From Villa Medici we reach Monza in 20 minutes, going down the hills and crossing the river Lambro, on which shores villas and farmsteads were built.

- The first stop can be Agliate, where there is the Basilic of Santissimi Pietro e Paolo, joined with the Baptistery, built on 11th Century. It is one of the most ancient Lombard monuments.
- In Monza we can admire the front of the Villa Reale, masterpiece by Piermarini. The Villa is surrounded by a secular park. Making a date, we can visit the halls of the ground floor ant the apartments of Umberto I. We can visit also the Cappella Espiatoria, that contains a wonderful organ built by the Serassi Brothers.
- The Park is the seat of the Golf Club Milano, one of the most important Italian Golf Circles. It has 36 golf-holes, all surrounded by age-old trees.
- The old Royal Pheasant House is today the seat of the Restaurant St. George Ier, where it is, exceptionally, possible to have a lesson of “risotto alla milanese”, given by the Chef. The lunch at St. Georges can be done however in the reserved halls.
- In the afternoon we visit the Duomo of Monza, with the Queen’s Teodolinda Chapel, frescoed by Zavattari in 15th Century. The Chapel keeps the Corona Ferrea, symbol of the Italian royalty. After, the visit TO the Duomo Museum is essential.
- We go further for Villa Archinto-Pennati, built on 19th century from a project by Architect Canonica. The Villa is private, property of the family. We can visit it only making a reservation. The English garden is wonderful, with the temple and the lake, typical of the English taste.


 


This program is available for all the year