The city of Monza offers a range of stunning architecture and artworks - including work by the prime sculptures of Campion. With visits to St. Maurice Cloister and the Salt Customs House, we have designed our tour those want to see the best of Monza art.
What to Expect
We have designed our tour for those looking to admire the meaningful works of art and architecture of the historic centre of Monza.
Starting out from Villa Reale, we will reach “New Bridge” (Ponte Nuovo). The ancient gateway to the city of Monza, it runs alongside a section of the manmade Lambretto canal, which between 1333 and 1336, was topped by a fortified wall. We will stop to visit the ancient San Gerado hospital and the Roman age “d’Arena bridge”. We continue our reminiscences of Manzoni in Monza at the “St Maurice Cloister”.
We will walk along a path to the ancient Spalto Isolino mill and Largo Mazzini. We will proceed from here to a Cathedral rebuilt in gothic shape, on the way passing Santa Maria in Strada, a Franciscan church built in the Lombard gothic style.
The itinerary offers you an opportunity to see the most important goldsmith works of late antiquity, the prime sculptures of Campion and the frescos in the Zavattari Chapel - a late Lombard gothic gem that holds the “Iron Crown” (Corona Ferrea).
The visit continues along Via Lambro, which once held the “Salt Customs House” and still has remnants of an ancient tower house and the old shuttered houses.
The itinerary ends with an analysis of the Arengario (city hall) and the Dominican cloister San Pietro Martire.
- 3 hour Segway PT rental (30 minute orientation)
- Ponchos, in case of rain
What's Not Included
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
Know Before You Go
• It is not necessary to have a driver’s license for this activity
• Segways are appropriate for virtually anyone, however riders must have the ability to make motions such as climbing and descending stairs without assistance
• This activity is not recommended for pregnant women