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Couple in front of Villa Reale, Monza - Italy This town is located near Milan. Monza is well-known to all fans of Formula 1, because the main airfield is located here. First settlements on the territory of the town were founded during the Bronze Age; later this area was inhabited by colonies of Roman veterans. It is believed that they have given the city its modern name. These veterans were called Magutachi and moved from the area, which was called Magonza.
Later the town became the residence of the king and his family, who were defeated by the great nature of this region. In the 6 - 7 centuries the town experienced a rapid growth, which was especially vivid during the Teodolinda queendom. By her order a beautiful cathedral was built in Monza. The cathedral became the repository of priceless treasures, the most famous and valuable item of which was Corona Ferrea. This was the crown which was traditionally used in the coronation ceremony of Italian emperors and kings, so the town, in which the crown was stored, was widely respected and considered a privileged one. However, up to 951 Monza was listed only as a castle in documents, and this place got the status of the town only during the reign of Otto III. Later the town repeatedly changed its status: it was in possession of the Belgian feudal lords, in the middle of the 16th century Monza was conquered by the Spaniards, and then the town was officially added to the territory of Italy.
Nowadays you can get acquainted with the history of Monza by visiting its numerous museums. You can take a tour to the cathedral mentioned above. Today it is called Duomo di Monza, and now the museum of treasures is opened in its walls. Another important architectural structure is the Royal Villa, which is located near the old chapel. Among the cultural institutions of Monza we should mention IL Teatro Theater and a unique library for blind people, which is famous for a large collection of books. You can also walk through the royal gardens and see beautiful old churches. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Monza
♥   Castle 'Monza Castle' Monza, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vimercate Tower' Vimercate, 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Barbarossa Tower' Seregno, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'San Rocco Gate' Vimercate, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Affori Tower' Milan, 12.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Monza
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 82.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 136.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 137.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 156.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Monza and around
♥   Art museum 'Padiglione d Arte Contemporanea' Milan, 13.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca di Brera' Milan, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo Poldi Pezzoli' Milan, 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Castello Sforzesco' Milan, 14.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo del Novecento' Milan, 14.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Monza from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Borromeo Palace

From the series “The most wonderful castles and palaces”
A unique feature of the beautiful palace, hidden behind its unobtrusive walls, is the unique interiors, which include the rare marble and wood varieties, gold and precious stones. Throne Hall is considered to be the most magnificent, and in the Gobelinsaal you can see the unique masterpieces of Flemish art embroidered with gold. On the lower floor of the building are the unique shell caves decorated with the natural stalactites and shells of the whimsical forms. Isola Bella Island and the wonderful Palace have served as a venue for classical music concerts for several years. … Read further

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
Over the past decades, the main church in Milan has remained a popular tourist attraction. The queue of those wishing to see the legendary frescoes doesn’t vanish, so it’s recommended to sign up for a tour several days in advance. Anyone who wishes to see the legendary fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, will have to undergo a special procedure. An outerwear has to be cleaned from the dirt using a dedicated gadget. Only after that, you can take a look at the amazing work of art. However, visitors can not admire it for more than 15 minutes. … Read further
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