What To Expect
Starting out from Villa Reale we reach "New Bridge" (Ponte Nuovo), the ancient gateway to the city of Monza. We run alongside a section of the man-made Lambretto canal, which was built by order of Azzone Visconti between 1333 and 1336, before stopping to visit the ancient San Gerado hospital and the Roman-age "d'Arena bridge." Then we continue our reminiscences of Manzoni in Monza at the "St Maurice Cloister."
The path also reaches the ancient Spalto Isolino mill and Largo Mazzini, the square near the second station ever built in Italy. Then we proceed to the Cathedral rebuilt in Gothic shape since 1300s, passing Santa Maria in Strada, a Franciscan church in the Lombard Gothic style.
The itinerary offers the tourist an opportunity to see the most important goldsmith works, to appreciate some of the prime sculptors of Campion and to view the frescos in the Zavattari Chapel, a late Lombard Gothic gem that holds the "Iron Crown" (Corona Ferrea).
The visit continues along Via Lambro. This once held the "Salt Customs House" and still has signs of the ancient tower house and shuttered houses. The ride ends with a view of the Arengario (city hall) and the Dominican cloister San Pietro Martire.
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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