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
- 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
- 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.
program is available for all the year