ITALIAN FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 2019ITALIAN F1 2019
06 08 SEP

DESTINATION & TOURISM

Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do

    Background

    The city of Monza is situated high up in Lombardy, Northern Italy, 162 metres above sea level. With a history dating back to at least the Bronze Age, Monza has a rich and diverse history, with influences from the Roman Empire, Spain, Austria and France throughout history, which can be seen today all over the city. Located only 30 minutes out of Milan, the capital of the region and largest metropolitan city in Italy, and under 2 hours away from Turin, Genoa and the picturesque Lake Como, Monza is an ideal place to stay for those interested in exploring the North of Italy.

    • Language: Italian
    • Currency: Euro (EUR)
    • Time Zone: CET (GMT+0100)

    International Travel

    Linate Airport is located approximately 24km from the circuit and the only airport within the metropolitan area of Milan.

    Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport is located about a 50km drive from the circuit, and is normally the location of choice for budget European airlines.

    Milan Malpensa Airport is where long distance international flights arrive, and is located about 60km from the circuit.

    Accommodation

    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

    Things To Do

    Monza

    Monza has a rich past, spanning the length of history itself. There are many fine examples of Catholic architecture including Santa Maria in Strada, the Expiatory Chapel of Monza and the Duomo of Monza, a fantastic example of Romanesque-Gothic architecture.

    Monza Park, where the circuit itself is located, and the gardens of the Royal Palace, are one of the largest in Europe to be enclosed by walls. The park was commissioned by Napolean's stepson, Eugene de Beauharnais during the French occupation of northern Italy, and was completed in 1808. Inside the park, the main attraction is the Royal Villa . This spectacular palace was completed in 1780 whilst Lombardy was still part of Austria, and was the home to the Archduke Ferdinand.

    Milan

    The bustling cosmopolitan city of Milan hosts the majority of travelling race goers over the period of the Italian Grand Prix. There is something for everyone here, whether a fan of arts, culture, food, shopping or even the second local religion - football. Whilst this is a limited selection, a few highlights are:

    • Climb the roof of the Duomo Cathedral and take in the Panorama of the city
    • Explore the grounds and museums of the Castello Sforzesco
    • Visit the spectacular Milan Centrale Station
    • Catch a game or stadium tour at the San Siro, home of AC Milan and FC Internazionale (Inter Milan)
    • Ride the street trams
    • Shopping in the city centre, especially in the premium Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
    • ...and whilst there, don't forget to spin your heel on the bull in the centre of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, it's said to bring good luck!

    Lake Como

    The picturesque Lake Como and Lake Lecco are a beautiful expanse of water surrounded by the Alps. It's home to the stars and celebrities of the world, including most famously George Clooney. The pearl of the lakes is the small town of Bellagio, where you can sit outside a quite cafe and watch the world of privilege quietly pass you by.

    Weather

    Whilst not as hot as the south of Italy, Lombardy is known for its warm early autumns. During September temperatures reach an average of 25 degrees, however it is not unknown for it to be hotter, reaching 36 degrees on a previous race weekend. As the circuit is located close to the mountains, there is always a risk of rain showers. Therefore, we recommend to take waterproof clothing with you as well as sun protection!

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