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Monza is a city and commune on the river Lambro, a tributary of the Po, in the Lombardian region of Italy. On June 11, 2004 Monza was designated the capital of the new province of Monza and Brianza. Monza is the third largest city of Lombardy and the most important economic, industrial and administrative centre of the Brianza area, supporting a textile industry and a publishing trade. Monza was established during the Roman period. In the second half of the century the city experienced a significant increase in population and a subsequent building development. Monza is a beautiful holiday destination, where tourists can relax, walk around the city and taste the local specialities.
Top Attractions Within Monza
Gothic Duomo of SaintJohn. The fine black and white marble facade was erected at the close of the 13th century by enclosing the former atrium within the building. In the frescoed Chapel of Theodelinda in Monza is the Iron Crown of Lombardy, supposed to contain one of nails used at the Crucifixion.
Santa Maria in Strada in Monza is a beautiful church that must not be missed. The brickwork façade is triangular at the top, with numerous decorations and geometric elements. The portal has a brickwork arch and marble architrave dating to the 19th century. The bell tower of the Monza church, originally of the same height of the façade, is decorated with mullioned windows, Lombard bands and a cusp.
Monza Park is a beautiful park located at the heart of the town. It is the fourth largest walled park in Europe, and the fourth largest in Europe. The park was commissioned by the stepson of Napoleon, Eugene de Beauharnais, during the French occupation of Northern Italy and completed in 1808.
Royal Villa of Monza is a historical building in Monza, northern Italy. It was originally built by Giuseppe Piermarini between 1777 and 1780. The building hosts temporary exhibitions, but lacked a long-term resident or use until July 23 2011, when the palace complex housed offices from four ministries.