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 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
- Coming to 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
- In the afternoon we visit the famous Certosa in Pavia,
wonderful historic building of the lombard art. It was built by
Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan, Conte of
Virtù-Angleria-Pavia, King of Siena and Pisa, in august 27th,
program is available for all the year