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Parco della Villa Reale di Monza - ReGiS
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Parco della Villa Reale di Monza - ReGiS

Monza, Monza e della Brianza

Family friendly
Pet Friendly
Food service
Historic garden

Opening times

Villa Reale home of the Luxottica Day: 1 November - 2 December 2018
On the occasion of this prestigious event, the rooms of the Villa will not be open for the entire month of November.
On 30/31 October and from 1 to 5 December 2018 only the Royal Apartments will be visible.
From December 6th 2018 the Royal Apartments and the Second Noble Floor will be visible.

Park open every day
Winter opening: 7.00am - 8.30pm
Summer opening: 7.00am - 9.30pm  

Gardens open every day
Winter opening: 7.00am - 6.30pm  
Summer opening: 7.00am - 8.30pm

Reggia di Monza
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am - 7.00pm
Friday: 10.00am - 10.00pm
Monday closed


Park: free entrance to public areas
Gardens: free entrance
Guided tours by booking on payment

Guided tours for groups by booking to the Umberto I Private Apartments 

How to reach
By car
From Milan: Highway A4 Milano-Venezia exit Cinisello B.-Sesto S.G. towards Cinisello B./Sesto S.G.
Follow direction for Monza / Lecco and then take SS36 Lago di Como e dello Spluga. Continue for about 3 km up to arrive a destination

By train
From Milan Ferrovie dello Stato and Line Trenord ensure daily connections with Monza Railway Station.
The Park of Monza is one of the largest historical parks in Europe and the largest one enclosed by walls. It is a landscape park, consisting of a large lawn areas in the central part, a formal garden adjacent to the Villa Reale (Royal Gardens), agricultural plots next to the historic rural architecture, and an extensive area with groves concentrated in the northern and southern area, at the river Lambro.

The residential complex was designed in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, thanks to the contribution of Ferdinand of Habsburg, who personally oversaw the work with the support of the architect Giuseppe Piermarini.

The garden, designed in accordance with a formal scheme, was enlarged with the addition of a section, arranged according to the canons of the English garden. Despite the innovation of the northern section of the plant, after the creation of the pond with the grotto, a small temple in classical style and the free organization of the green spaces, the project of Piermarini captures the gap between the geometric layout of the park, connected with the villa, and the naturalness of the pleasure garden.
The new project appears to be in the early nineteenth century, one of the first example of garden / park / landscape opened to suggestions derived from beyond the Alps. On 14 September 1805 the Emperor Bonaparte decreed the construction of an immense park, whose design was entrusted to the architect Luigi Canonica. The project aimed to widen the area of the park, according to the standards of other European parks garden, and to fulfill functions of representation and fun. At the same time, it was devoted to be an ideal place in which farming techniques could be applied, taking inspiration from the English experience. The net of existing farms, rural architecture and religious buildings, is unified by a network of paths inspired by the Roman land organization.

They also should be mentioned the contributions of the gardeners employed in Monza Park during the work of Luigi Canonica: Luigi Villoresi, Giambattista Rossi and Giuseppe Manetti.

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