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Villa Reale of Monza

Where
Viale Brianza, 2, Monza

After getting on our bikes, we set off for our first stop! 

 

Also known as the Reggia or Royal Palace, the Villa Reale in Monza Park was built between 1770 and 1780 at the behest of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria as the summer residence of her son Ferdinand of Habsburg.

The building was designed by the imperial royal architect Giuseppe Piemarini, who skilfully combined the sobriety of the Lombard tradition with the grandeur of the Reggia (Royal Palace) of Caserta. It has the typical U-shaped plan of eighteenth-century Lombard villas in neoclassical style, and in addition to the central body, it originally had its own Court Chapel, the Court Theatre, the Stables and a large greenhouse (which now houses the Rose Garden). 

Donated to Vittorio Emanuele II after the Unification of Italy, it was then handed down to his son Umberto, who made it his summer residence, restored, embellished and radically transformed it. Later abandoned by Vittorio Emanuele III after the assassination of King Umberto and then donated to the State, recent restoration work has returned Villa Reale di Monza to its former glory.

On the first piano nobile, you can admire the sumptuous rooms of the royal family, from the reception rooms with the magnificent Ballroom, with its lavish decorations, mirrors and opulent chandeliers, to the private suites with their strikingly beautiful and rich frescoes. Once reserved for the private accommodation of guests, the second piano nobile is now used to host interesting temporary exhibitions, while the Belvedere on the top floor, which offers a magnificent view of the English-style gardens that stretch out behind the Villa, permanently hosts a fine design section of the Triennale. 

Take me here: Villa Reale of Monza

Places

Niso Fumagalli Rose Garden

The Niso Fumagalli rose garden alongside the Villa Reale in Monza hosts more than 4000 rose varieties from all over the world.
  • Active & Green
Niso Fumagalli Rose Garden
22 mt

Royal gardens of monza

40 hectares for romantic walks, between art and nature. The Monza Royal Gardens also contain a charming rose garden.
  • Active & Green
Royal gardens of monza
70 mt

Royal Villa of Monza and gardens

  • Art & Culture
Villa Reale, Monza
82 mt

Serrone of Villa Reale

  • Art & Culture
Roseto - Serrone of Villa Reale - Monza
107 mt

Torretta Viscontea

  • Art & Culture
Torretta Viscontea - Parco di Monza - ph: Ilcittadinomb.it
411 mt

Cappella espiatoria

  • Art & Culture
Cappella espiatoria
511 mt

Musei Civici di Monza

Monza and its history in a rediscovered museum. The collections of the city are in Casa degli Umiliati.
  • Art & Culture
Monza, Musei Civici di Monza
1.02 km

From the pulpit: Monza’s Arengario

  • Art & Culture
From the pulpit: Monza’s Arengario
1.05 km

Duomo di Monza

A history of more than 1400 years and a priceless treasure are kept in the basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo di Monza, Churches of Monza
1.15 km

Chapel of teodolinda

In the Cathedral of Monza, a chapel tells the story of Queen Teodolinda.
  • Religious Tourism
Chapel of Teodolinda
1.18 km

Villa Mirabellino

  • Art & Culture
Villa Mirabellino - Parco di Monza - ph fondoambiente.it
1.23 km

Villa Mirabello

  • Art & Culture
Villa Mirabello - monzaindiretta.it
1.4 km

Monza Park

  • Active & Green
Monza Park
1.76 km

Vedano al Lambro

Near Monza, in the Lambro Valley. From Villa Zendali to the Church of Santo Stefano, discover the treasures of Vedano al Lambro.
  • Art & Culture
Vedano al Lambro, Il Giardino dei Finzi Contini
1.83 km

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza

Motor sports and high speeds
  • Sport
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
1.85 km

Golf Club Milano

A prestigious Golf Club Milano with a superb 27-hole course and one of the most beautiful Club Houses in Europe.
  • Golf
Golf Club Milano, Parco Reale di Monza (MB)
2.88 km

Among Art and Design in Lissone

Situated in redeveloped areas of the Lissone-Muggiò railway station, the museum is dedicated to contemporary art and design
  • Art & Culture
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Musei Monza
3.28 km

Biassono

  • Art & Culture
Biassono
4.01 km

Villa Cusani Tittoni Traversi

In Desio, Monza e Brianza, Villa Cusani Tittoni Traversi is an elegant family residence with a history going back two centuries.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Cusani Tittoni Traversi, Monumenti Monza
5.24 km

Villa Taverna

Located in the heart of Brianza, Villa Taverna in Triuggio is one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Lombardy.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Taverna
6.1 km

Activities

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
1.09 km

Longboard advanced course

  • Active & Green
Longboard advanced course
1.09 km

Cripta | escape room | Clues Hunt Milano

  • Lifestyle
Cripta | escape room | Clues Hunt Milano
9.09 km

Il regno dell'Oltre | Escape room | Clues Hunt Milano

  • Lifestyle
Il regno dell'Oltre | Escape room | Clues Hunt Milano
9.09 km

La Bottega di Leonardo | Escape room | Clues Hunt Milano

  • Lifestyle
La Bottega di Leonardo | Escape room | Clues Hunt Milano
9.09 km

Contemporary architecture in Milan: the Porta Nuova District

  • Art & Culture
Contemporary architecture in Milan: the Porta Nuova District
13.83 km

Cimitero Monumentale in Milan, a real open-air museum

  • Art & Culture
Cimitero Monumentale in Milan, a real open-air museum
14.1 km

Where to sleep

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA THEA

Monza
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA THEA
243 mt

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA ABBATTISTA ANTONIO

Monza
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA ABBATTISTA ANTONIO
683 mt

B&B LE CASETTE

Monza
B&B LE CASETTE
769 mt

ANTICA TRATTORIA DELL'UVA

Monza
ANTICA TRATTORIA DELL'UVA
798 mt

LOCANDA DELL'UVA

Monza
LOCANDA DELL'UVA
809 mt

CAV ITALIANWAY - ZANZI 13

Monza
CAV ITALIANWAY - ZANZI 13
822 mt

OSTELLO SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE

Monza
OSTELLO SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE
868 mt

B&B S. BIAGIO

Monza
B&B S. BIAGIO
870 mt

CAV ARENGARIO APARTMENT

Monza
CAV ARENGARIO APARTMENT
886 mt

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SAN PAOLO MONZA

Monza
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SAN PAOLO MONZA
943 mt

B&B AL GIARDINO SEGRETO

Monza
B&B AL GIARDINO SEGRETO
987 mt

CAV RESIDENZA LAMBRETTO

Monza
CAV RESIDENZA LAMBRETTO
995 mt

ALBERGO FANTELLO

Monza
ALBERGO FANTELLO
1.02 km

HOTEL KAROL

Monza
HOTEL KAROL
1.05 km

CAV PIAZZA TRENTO 11

Monza
CAV PIAZZA TRENTO 11
1.16 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA GREYROOMS DI DARFED

Monza
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA GREYROOMS DI DARFED
1.19 km

CASA PER FERIE RESIDENZA MARIA PAOLA COLOMBO SVEVO

Monza
CASA PER FERIE RESIDENZA MARIA PAOLA COLOMBO SVEVO
1.21 km

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA AL DOMM

Monza
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA AL DOMM
1.24 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA MONZA CITY ROOMS & STUDIOS

Monza
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA MONZA CITY ROOMS & STUDIOS
1.24 km

NINE HOTEL

Monza
NINE HOTEL
1.26 km