Discover the Royal Villa in Monza, the Italian Versailles, a great monumental complex with more than two centuries of history. A tour around the apartments, the staircases and the drawing rooms that saw the passage of kings, queens and emperors in the company of a professional guide with a true passion for the rich and fascinating history of the Villa. After the tour enjoy so free time to walk around the gardens of the Villa, a huge natural park just a kilometres from the busy Milan city Center.
Visit of the Royal Villa of Monza
Free time to explore the Villa’s gardens
Small group, max 25 people
English Speaking tour guide and hearphones
Leave Milan in the early afternoon to reach, after a short transfer by minivan the symbol of the magnificence Habsburg Emperors in Italy, the Royal Villa of Monza. Commissioned by the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and designed by the great architect Giuseppe Pieramarini, the creator of the La Scala Opera House, the royal palace is a masterpiece of pomp and grandeur in neoclassical style. Once arrived you start the 1.5 hours visit with a professional guide around the Private questers of the guest at the second floor, the most important part of the so called “nobel floor”. The ample spaces of this floor with the wooded floor, tapestries and ceilings with plaster decorations that once hosted the private rooms of the Prince of Naples, the duchess of Genoa and the German Emperors now welcome temporary exhibitions. Don’t miss the specular staircase of honour that connects the first to the second floor, now brought back to its original glory after a long restauration. Continue to the top floor of the Villa: the Belvedere. This area, once reserved to the quartiers of the servants, has been restored in 2014 and now hosts a permanent exhibition on design called “the everyday beauty”. From here you can enjoy a great view on the gardens and on the court of honour. After the visit of the Villa you will have free time to enjoy the park, 24.00 square meters of English gardens with lakes, small bridges, artificial caves and a small temple. At the end of your visit to the gardens take your minivan back to Milan where you will get in the early evening.
DEPARTURE POINT - Milan Visitor Center / Zani Viaggi Agency: Largo Cairoli, 18 (MM1 Cairoli - MM2 Lanza)- View Google Map
DURATION 5 hours
RETURN DETAILS Returns to original departure point
INCLUSIONS: - Entrance to the Royal Villa - Transport by air-conditioned minivan - Professional tour guide
EXCLUSIONS: - Tips (optional) - Food and drinks, unless specified
NOTES: - Times subjected to organization and/or traffic problems