The Royal Villa of Monza, located in a splendid secular park, was built by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini to house the Archduke Ferdinand of Habsburg and is one of the most complete and mature examples of Neoclassicism in Italy.
Used by the Habsburgs as a country residence until the arrival of Napoleon, the Royal Villa of Monza has recently been restored and returned to its former glory: the visit will reveal the extraordinary royal apartments, the ballroom, the mirrors, splendid floors and the wall decorations have kept the charm of past centuries.
When Napoleon had himself crowned king of Italy in 1805, the Royal Villa of Monza served as a residence for his stepson Eugenio di Beauharnais and then passed after the Napoleonic fall, again into the hands of the Habsburgs and later of the Savoys, becoming the favorite residence of the King Umberto I, who further expanded the spaces and modernized the decorations according to the taste of the time.
Today the Royal Villa of Monza, property of the Municipality, has undergone major restorations that have enhanced its artistic and historical value, restoring the interiors, the building itself and the surrounding park to its former glory.
We will visit the first noble floor of the villa which offers the visitor a magical spectacle which, among the royal chambers – from Ferdinand of Habsburg to Eugenio di Beauharnais, from Umberto I to Regina Margherita – to those of servants, brings back time and they really make you live … a king’s day!
Our visit will involve the exterior of the villa, the royal apartments on the first noble floor, belonging to King Umberto I and Queen Margherita, and part of the Park, where we will see the small lake overlooking a typical English garden temple.
What’s not included
- Transportation to reach the meeting point
- Food and drink unless otherwise specified
- Tips (optional)
- Personal extras
DepartureVilla Reale di Monza - Monza
Meeting 15 minutes before the start of the tour close to the ticket office of Royal Villa of Monza.