What To Expect
To keep up with the nobles of Milan, the son of Maria Teresa of Austria wanted a summer residence in the Brianza hills. The "ville di delizie" or pleasure palace, conceived for the physical and spiritual leisure of the nobles, was completed with gardens.
This itinerary offers a historic-artistic analysis of Villa Reale, the exclusive English garden designed for the nobility by Piermarini and the rediscovered Monza Park as well as some historic homes, some rural buildings and the most antique sports facilities preserved in the park.
Starting from Villa Reale we proceed to the lovely Cascina San Fedele, built around 1810 by the architect Canonica. Then it's off to Ville Mirabellino, designed in 1776 by the architects Galliori and Mirabello on a previous building designed in 1656 by Quadrio for the Durini family. We then move on to discover the new sculptural works by Giuliano Mauri and Giancarlo Negri. Finally, we will reach the ancient Franciscan Cloister of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Frette bleachworks, a major example of industrial archaeology. Here we can complete our view of the urban layout of the park designed by architect Canonica, of the land use and of use of the waters from the Lambro River as well as some of the architecture found within this landscape.
3 hour Segway PT rental
30 minute orientation
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
The Guided Open Tour and Exclusive VIP Tour will be conducted by a tour guide and includes a microphone and a headset. The Free Open Tourincludes an escort in Italian only (no guide).
The Free Open Tour and the Guided Open Tour operate with a minimum of 4 persons and are subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
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