Tickets for the Formula 1 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix 2022 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza are on sale

For the GP of the centenary of the Circuit, from 9 to 11 September the fans will return, without limitations to the capacity, on the stands and on the lawn of the Temple of Speed.

Let's go Monza! The sale of tickets for the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix of Italy 2022 scheduled at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza from 9 to 11 September is officially open from today. The traditional "red tide" of the fans will finally be able to fill the stands and the lawn of the fastest circuit of the Formula 1 World Championship with a full capacity.

The race will lead the way to the centenary celebrations of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , inaugurated in September 1922 and home to the second Italian Grand Prix. The return of the public, with no capacity limits as before the pandemic, will bring back the warmth and color that made the Autodromo Nazionale Monza an icon of F1 in the world.

The show promises to be unmissable. The competitiveness between the teams from the first day of the season, thanks to the new single-seaters on the track, lit the hearts of the fans and showed the high level of competition not only between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen but also among the team mates themselves as George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, in a continuous chase of emotions.

The growing interest in the Monza Grand Prix is evidenced by the numerous booking requests that business customers and important players have already submitted to the Circuit, so as to reach a volume of about 40 thousand accesses already guaranteed and optioned by companies over the weekend of the GP.

Viewers can from today buy tickets on the official website by credit card, Satispay or online transfer MyBank, through the Vivaticket reseller on the website, subject to availability in 1,500 Italian and 11 foreign stores (including Dubai, Sydney, London and Singapore) and by telephone at the toll-free number 800-905450, with the assistance of an operator. For post-sales assistance or to receive any information relating to the event, it is possible to contact the mail

Both single-day tickets (from Friday to Sunday) and weekend tickets to access the Circuit for three days are on sale, so as not to miss a single weekend emotion. By May 31st, it is possible to take advantage of a discount on both grandstand and lawn season tickets. There are also reductions for children up to 11 years and for ACI members. The members of the Automobile Club of Italy will in fact be able to purchase tickets with a dedicated discount on the website in the next few days .

The week of the Italian Grand Prix will be full of events on the track. Friday 9 September is dedicated to Free Practice, from 14 to 15 and from 17 to 18. Saturday, after the third Free Practice from 12 to 13, the starting grid is established with the Qualifications from 16 to 17. Sunday is dedicated to the race, which starts at 3pm and is preceded by the traditional show of the Frecce Tricolori. The National Aerobatic Team will draw the Italian flag in the sky just before the traffic lights go out. The weekend will also be enriched by three support races. Spectators will therefore be able, with a single ticket, to watch all the different series on the track.

There will also be recreational activities with an entertainment program renewed in content that will allow fans to have fun beyond the track. The maxi screens installed along the track will allow a complete view of the action on the track and behind the scenes, thanks to the connections of the F1 TV correspondents, to those who watch the race from the stands and lawn areas of the Circuit.

The access procedures for fans with mobility difficulties, the disabled and their companions will be published on the website The reception and assistance services will be managed, with the collaboration of the Circuit, by a social cooperative that supports the employment of employees who, for various reasons of hardship, find it difficult to meet the world of work.

Giuseppe Redaelli, President of Autodromo Nazionale Monza, explains: "The return of the traditional enthusiasm of fans from all over the world for the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix of Italy is now a certainty thanks not only to the restoration of the full capacity of the stands and lawn but also and especially the fantastic return to the podium of the Scuderia Ferrari. The show on the track is ensured by the great competitiveness of the Teams which this season are offering continuous emotions to their fans. This year's edition will remain in the hearts of enthusiasts also because we will celebrate the centenary of the construction of the Circuit and at the same time the 150th anniversary of Pirelli which, as a novelty, is the Title Sponsor of the Italian Grand Prix. The weekend will therefore be exciting for the audience present on the circuit, but it will also be a great party for the whole territory, with a program full of entertainment even off the track. It will be a significant sign of thanks also to the institutions and in particular to the Lombardy Region, always attentive and aware of the importance that the Circuit has for Brianza and for the economy of the entire region ».

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of the Monza National Circuit: «The Italian Grand Prix is of special importance this year for several reasons. Italy will host two races of the F1 World Championship, the only country in the world together with the United States, thanks to the great work of ACI and the passion and willpower of its President, Angelo Sticchi Damiani. The Monza race will then be an unmissable event for motorsport fans because it will take place exactly one hundred years after the first GP hosted by the Temple of Speed. On this important anniversary, we will finally be able to welcome the public with full capacity so as to give back to the National Circuit and Monza what makes it unique for the whole season: the warmth of its Fans. We are working hard to open other stands in the coming months, in addition to those already on sale from today, and collaborating with the Municipality of Monza and the mayor Dario Allevi, whom I want to thank, in order to receive the public in the best possible way. Monza is thus ready to welcome the greatest number of fans, and beyond, of the most attended editions of the Italian GP ».

The Italian ACI Sport championships begin at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

In the Temple of Speed the debut of five series over the weekend and the second round of the Top Jet F2000 Formula Trophy. The ACI Racing Weekend will be open to the public

It will once again be the Autodromo Nazionale Monza to sanction the seasonal debut of the Italian ACI Sport Championships. As in 2021, the first ACI Racing Weekend in fact, the year will take place in the Temple of Speed, which will host eleven races in six different categories between Friday 22 and Sunday 24 April: Italian Gran Turismo Sprint Championship, TCR Italy, Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy , Top Jet F2000 Formula Trophy and Italian Historic Car Championship. Friday will be dedicated to free practice, while Saturday and Sunday will get to the heart of the action with qualifying and races of all series.

The starting grid of the Italian GT Sprint Championship , now in its twentieth edition, has more than 40 crews. The line-up will consist of GT3, GT Cup and GT4 cars, with the drivers competing in two races of 50 minutes plus one lap. Race-1 is scheduled for 6:05 pm on Saturday, while race-2 will start at 3.15 pm on Sunday.

The first points of TCR Italy will also be awarded over the Monza weekend. Among the more than 30 registered drivers, the name of the expert Kevin Ceccon stands out as he will try to win the series after finishing in second place in the standings last season, behind Antti Buri. The Italian, reconfirmed in the Aggressive Team Italia, will drive a Hyundai Elantra N this year. The two races, scheduled for Saturday at 14:45 and Sunday at 11:15, are both 30 minutes plus one lap.

The drivers of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine will also race twice, already protagonists on the Monza circuit at the beginning of April for the preparation tests for the season. Almost 40 cars will be on the grid over the weekend, competing in two rounds of 30 minutes plus one lap, the first at 3:55 pm on Saturday and the second at 2:05 pm on Sunday.

Close duels are also expected in the two 30-minute races plus a lap of the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy one-make championship, which will debut in Monza in the first of the six seasonal rounds of the series. Among the competitors, to note the presence of the driver and influencer Alberto Naska, who will try to overtake his rivals with the BMW Italia Team. The start of race-1 is scheduled for Saturday at 17:05, while for race-2 it will be necessary to wait until Sunday at 13.

The races of the Top Jet F2000 Formula Trophy and the Italian Autostoriche Championship conclude the busy program. For the Top Jet, in its second round of the season after its debut at Mugello, over 40 pilots will take to the track, of which 8 make up the entry list of the Austrian Drexler series. There will be two races, one at 2 pm on Saturday and the other at 10:20 am on Sunday, both of 25 minutes plus one lap.

For the Italian Historic Car Championship , there will be only one race, of 60 minutes plus one lap, which will close the weekend at 16:25 on Sunday and which will see over 20 vintage cars on the track including Porsche, Peugeot, Renault Alpine, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

The weekend will be open to the public, equipped with a Green Pass, who will be able to access the Autodrome for free and enjoy the races from the stands in the first and second variant. Parking will be free on Friday while it will cost 15 euros for cars and 5 euros for motorcycles, per day, on Saturdays and Sundays. Access to the paddock will be reserved for professionals. The races will be streamed on the official ACI Sport website.

The JustSpeed Monza Karting, located in the internal area of the Alboreto Curve, will also be open for the whole three days of the weekend, with enthusiasts who can have fun on the fast karts of the Autodrome and refresh themselves at the lounge bar installed in the same area. Further information can be found on the website .

The cycling champions of the FCI train at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Thanks to an agreement with the Federation, the Circuit becomes a Federal Center of Interest until the end of 2025 for the preparation sessions of the blue team.

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza becomes a Federal Center of Interest for the training of national cycling teams. Thanks to an agreement signed between the Circuit and the Italian Cycling Federation, the Temple of Speed will make the track available to the Italian athletes for training sessions until the end of 2025.

The partnership is particularly important for the Italian time trial team because it will allow national cycling teams to prepare for the European and World Championships, which will be respectively between 11 and 21 August in Munich and between 18 and 25 September in Wollongong. in Australia. The racetrack wants to make training possible in complete safety for the athletes who will bring the colors of Italy to the Championships, giving them complete serenity for training.

The track will therefore be used mainly in the summer months, compatibly with the activities already included in the calendar, by athletes such as Filippo Ganna (2 times world time trial champion and Olympic champion), Jonathan Milan and Simone Consonni (Olympic quartet champions), Elisa Balsamo and Elisa Longo Borghini , respectively world and Italian champion, and the winner of the Amstel Gold Race, Marta Cavalli .

The agreement, signed by the Director General of the Autodrome Alessandra Zinno and by the FCI President Cordiano Dagnoni , also provides for the organization of sporting events and events that will involve the national team.

The presence of the teams will therefore be an excellent opportunity for the promotion of cycling and the dissemination of the values of the discipline, including the principles of inclusiveness and respect for the environment also dear to the Monza National Circuit.

There will not be space only for professionals because, finally after so many months of being unable to access due to the emergency situation, the track will be open during a few evenings during the week in spring and summer to cyclists and amateur runners who wish to spend a few hours on the circuit. improving their performance, also in complete safety. The Circuit will then publish the calendar of access evenings week by week on the website.

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: "While we are completing the launch of the 2022 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix ticket office for our fans and enthusiasts, we also continue to work to differentiate the offer of events and the public who wants live the Circuit. Our commitment led, in the centenary year, to an agreement also with the Italian Cycling Federation. We are looking up at our horizons, enriching the seasonal calendar with other sports disciplines, in addition to the important motorsport weekends. Being able to count on an institutional and prestigious partner such as the Italian Cycling Federation clearly demonstrates the central role that the racetrack is recognized in the sporting world ».

Cordiano Dagnoni, President of the Italian Cycling Federation: «For us it is an important opportunity because in this way our athletes will be able to train in a specific exercise such as individual or team time trials. The racetrack is the perfect environment to carry out racing simulations and tests. We just have to thank the company that manages the structure, ACI, DG Zinno and Marco Velo who had the idea for the realization of this project ».

Dagnoni adds: «Our boys and girls of the Nationals are not used, for example, to train with the time trial bike all together and therefore on this Circuit it is possible to work together and refine. These are details that can be fundamental, in fact I remember that last year at the World Championships in Flanders we won an important medal for a few cents. We will try to make the most of the days and time slots that are also granted to us for the purposes of research and development of materials in view of Paris 2024 ».

Ford W University, real and virtual track driving courses reserved for women

The W University opens the doors of the Monza racetrack to women passionate about racing. Appointment with the drivers of Ford Driving University and with professional sim-racers to learn the secrets of driving on the track, on a real circuit and behind the wheel of simulators.

The event is part of The W Track project, presented by Ford Italia last March 8 on the occasion of International Women's Day, to promote inclusiveness and gender equality in eSports and racing, worlds too often the preserve of men.

MONZA, Italy, April 14, 2022 - Two days of training reserved for women with the aim of getting to know all the secrets of safe driving up close, on a real and virtual track, with the technical advice of the drivers of the Ford Driving University and of professional sim-racers.

The Monza racetrack was tinged with pink for the first stage of the W University (the second will be held on 21 June, again at the Lombard circuit), as part of the project "The W Track" , launched by Ford Italy on the occasion of International Women's Day, last March 8, with the aim of promoting gender equality by opening a universal gateway to eSports, a world that Ford has been overseeing for a few years with the Fordzilla Team.

This team of drivers who, taking advantage of the Blue Oval's heritage in real races, aims to compete at the highest levels even in virtual ones, currently sees only one female exponent in the roster of runners, Sara Stefanizzi (aka Kurolily).

"The fact that there is only one woman in Team Fordzilla is our fault. We know future pro gamers are out there but we haven't looked for them enough. It is clear that we have to do things differently. We cannot win the race without even starting it and for this reason we have decided to take to the track by organizing training days dedicated to women”Says Fabrizio Faltoni, President and CEO of Ford Italy .

The aspiring "pro-racers", 24 participants for each training day, alternate between test sessions on the track, on the legendary Monza circuit, aboard Mustang Mach-E, the first All-Electric SUV of the Blue Oval, and challenges behind the wheel of sim-racing simulators.

With the support of the Ford Driving University team of drivers, participants can experience all the practices related to the safety and control of the car on the track, such as setting the trajectories, handling, braking, oversteer control or dynamic behavior in different driving conditions.

The tests also include a session on board the sim-racing simulators where the participants, under the guidance of professional sim racers, can experience all the secrets and winning techniques to be adopted in the world of virtual racing.

The W University represents the testimony of a concrete commitment that Ford Italia wanted to carry out, beyond the anniversary of 8 March, with the aim of being able to overcome the gender inequality with which women are often forced to confront both in the world of work and in sports, without the possibility of having a winning model of reference available. This is because, in many areas, there is still a constant under-representation of the female world in top positions, with a gender wage gap that seems to have now become physiological.

For more than a century, the Ford brand has been a pioneer in offering opportunities to people, regardless of race, sex, ability, sexual orientation and social class, creating a culture of belonging that has its roots in diversity understood as a plus capable of generate innovation and change.

Warm up your engines: Monza and Indianapolis, "twin" souls

A ceremony for the delivery of certificates to students who have joined the project

Monza and Indianapolis are 'twin' souls. The certificate delivery ceremony for the students who participated in the ' Monza-Indianapolis ' project was held today at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, the twinning in the name of engines signed in 1993 between the capital of Brianza and the capital of Indiana. A cultural exchange for seven young people who had the opportunity to deal with different American entrepreneurial and training realities.

"This is an international initiative, useful both for the training of our young people and for any new professional opportunities that meet their aptitudes - explain the Mayor Dario Allevi and the Councilor for Youth Policies Federico Arena - We are convinced that forging the link with an overseas city that has a strong similarity with ours is important. Monza and Indianapolis are linked by the fil rouge of engines, both of which host an international Temple of Speed: the hope is that similar opportunities can continue to be developed in the future, capable of creating a new economy and new research opportunities. Opening the city to realities from other continents, hosting foreign students, becoming a model for cultural exchanges is a strategic objective to which we have dedicated a lot of energy and resources because it will be fundamental for the future of our children ".

Alessandra Zinno , General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: “I thank all the participants and organizers of the Monza-Indianapolis twinning and in particular the Mayor of Monza Dario Allevi for choosing the press room of our circuit for the delivery of the final certificates. I am happy to have had the opportunity to get in touch with many young Italians and other nations, because the Circuit wants to speak above all to the new generations. We are also gradually becoming an educational center thanks to partnerships with various academic and training realities. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are two of the oldest circuits in the world still in operation. The geographical and cultural distance is bridged by the passion and dedication to motorsport ".

The Mayor Dario Allevi and the Councilor for Youth Policies Federico Arena were present for the Municipality of Monza, the General Manager Alessandra Zinno for the Monza National Circuit, as well as obviously the students who participated in the twinning. In remote connection, however, the representatives of the City of Indianapolis Ruth Morales , Office of the Mayor's Cabinet with responsibility for Legal Affairs, Judith Thomas , Deputy Mayor, Turner Lesnick , Samantha Black and Chandler Horton , young students participating in the project. The table was moderated by Mario Di Dato , Director of Marketing and Sales at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

The idea behind the project was to promote exchanges of a cultural and educational nature between university students from Monza and Americans, offering opportunities to meet with entrepreneurial realities in the field of new technologies applied to mobility and the environment, parks and urban agriculture, solutions smart city and sharing economy, medical research and motorsport. Sectors that, in the near future, will develop in a constant and growing way.

An opportunity born from the common denominator represented by the two oldest circuits in the history of motoring: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, built in 1911 and the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in 1922.

The following received the award : Andrea Amico, Sara Colombo, Pietro Galimberti, Giuseppe Sebastiano Manzo, Riccardo Motta, Andrea Orlando and Marco Schifone.

Profession Test Driver, how to become a car test driver

Doing the Test Driver, that is to test cars (sports and not), is the dream of many motor enthusiasts. An original and stimulating profession, central to the activity of the large car teams but which is becoming increasingly popular also in dealerships and garages. But how do you become a test driver? What training path do you need to follow to work as a car test driver?

Numerous professional figures operate in the world of engines, who deal with very different fields, from mechanics to designers, from designers to developers of digital technologies designed for the automotive sector. In this great universe of "two and four-wheeled" jobs, the test driver stands out, who has the honor and the burden of testing cars and motorcycles before they are entrusted to champions (in the case of racing sports cars ) or put on the market. A delicate and often hidden role, which however plays a central role. A profession that deserves to be better known. Above all, a profession that all those who love engines dream of doing.

What the Test Driver does and where it works

Beyond the fascination it causes on car enthusiasts, however, that of the test driver is an absolutely serious profession and full of important responsibilities . Indeed, it is up to him to be the first to review a new vehicle and his opinion is essential to indicate what is wrong and what needs to be improved before putting the car on the road or on the track. He is therefore required to have a considerable amount of knowledge and skills which, as will be seen shortly, require a specific training course to be acquired.

In detail, the concrete tasks entrusted to the test driver are:

  • Check the performance of cars and motorcycles in different driving conditions;
  • Test the driveability of the car;
  • Identify malfunctions;
  • Collaborate with the design team to make improvements;
  • Evaluate new track systems.

The set of assessments made in the testing activities is condensed into a report which constitutes the reference document of the test driver's work.

Given the wide spectrum of skills that it must have, the role of the test drive can be inserted in different work contexts , such as car manufacturers, sports stables, car dealerships, garages.

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The training path to become a Test Driver

Although the test drive work, as seen, requires very specific and high-level skills and knowledge, there is no formal course of study and training that governs access to this profession . Those who want to work as a test driver, therefore, must build their own training process by themselves, bearing in mind that it is a job with few places available . In addition, many car manufacturers prefer to entrust the testing of their new vehicles to former drivers who are no longer in business. Many test drivers, therefore, have behind them a career as agonists in the world of motors, which is their professional "calling card". Does this mean that if you don't come from that world it's better to give up? Absolutely not. However, it is necessary to make prudent training choices . A good solution, for example, is to acquire a degree in mechanical engineering , the closest to the type of business you will be doing. Furthermore, once the university is completed, it is possible to refine one's motoring knowledge by attending one of the masters or professionalizing courses offered by academies in the sector .

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Engines to read: 6 books for car and driving enthusiasts

There are really many books for car enthusiasts and they represent an original gift idea. From biographical volumes that tell the deeds of the great racing car drivers to novels that put four wheels to one hundred and fifty. Some, however, are truly unmissable and deserve to be present in the library of those who love engines.

Passion for cars and engines is something that affects all aspects of life. It ends, for example, also in the readings . Those who love engines, in fact, also find pleasure in reading books that tell the thundering world of four wheels . Not surprisingly, the list of books for car enthusiasts gets longer every year. A full-bodied catalog, made up of biographies of famous drivers, of historical reconstructions of the most prestigious brands, but also of novels that put cars at the center, with all their wealth of emotions and suggestions. Many titles for as many gift ideas. The following list does not pretend to indisputably identify the most beautiful novels for car lovers, but offers about five really special texts, which deserve to enter the home library of those who dream of a life as a driver.

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On the road - Jack Kerouac

Let's start with a timeless classic of American literature , as well as a milestone among the novels of the late twentieth century. In 1951, by publishing "On the road" (original title: "On the road"), Jack Kerouac gave life to the symbolic book of the Beat Generation . Thus it was that an autobiographical tale turned into the manifesto of an entire youth movement. The novel tells the travels of Sal Paradise , the alter ego of the same author, who crosses the United States far and wide, aboard his car, sometimes alone, sometimes in the company of his friend Dean Moriarty (who in the reality is Neal Cassady, also a writer). Page after page, you never get tired of savoring the adrenaline and freedom of a real journey "on the road" .

Christine and Buick 8 - Stephen King

We remain in the United States, but completely changing gender. It is the turn of two titles signed by the king of horror, Stephen King . These are " Christine - The infernal machine" and "Buick 8" . In the first novel, which has also become a film, the protagonist is a 1958 Plymouth Fury , capable of transforming itself from a harmless car abandoned on the side of the road into a bearer of profound upheavals. The car, in fact, has a cynical and ruthless soul, which changes the personality of those who come into contact with it. And this is how Christine leaves behind a trail of death and despair. Equally mysterious is the profile of the car featured in the second novel: a 1954 Buick Roadmaster . Again, the car takes on a life of its own and upsets Ned's life for no apparent reason.

Bottom stroke. Mille Miglia, a life and a cat - Giorgio Terruzzi

The third proposal, on the other hand, is an all-Italian work, both in the signature, which is that of the famous sports journalist Giorgio Terruzzi, and in the story, which traces the exploits of the mythological Alberto Ascari (to whose memory a variant of the circuit of the Monza National Circuit ). The narrative starts with the surprise victory of the Mille Miglia in 1954 , and then unfolds throughout the driver's life, also analyzing private aspects. An exciting journey at full speed.

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Virtual Senna - Roberto Boccafogli

From one myth to another. “ Virtual Senna” is a novel that intends to celebrate the unforgettable Brazilian driver, who tragically died in 1994, on the Imola circuit. And it is precisely from that painful Grand Prix that the plot conceived by Roberto Boccafogli who decides to play with history and changes the course of events. Senna, in fact, does not die during the race but arrives at the end and wins it, also mortgaging the conquest of the car world championship. At that point, the story then takes a leap forward, up to the 2000s, and the reader comes to terms with a Formula 1 in public crisis. To revive the fortunes of the competition, the organizers invent virtual Grand Prix , in which Senna also participates. This parallel and unreal reality, however, gives rise to the desire to satisfy an ancient curiosity: who is the strongest driver ever?

The art of running in the rain - Garth Stein

Denny , the protagonist of this latest literary proposal for car enthusiasts, is an extraordinary driver, capable of giving his best in the rain. His ambitions, however, are held back by the need to make ends meet by working in a workshop. A complicated and suffering life seems to remove him forever from his dream: to drive a real Ferrari . Luckily, next to him is his faithful dog, who is not by chance called Enzo, in honor of the patron of the Maranello team. It will be the intelligent four-legged to show their master the right way to happiness.

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What to eat in Monza: tips for a tourism of taste

There are many typical dishes to eat in Monza, from risotto with the famous luganega sausage to cassoeula, from panmoijaa to San Gerardo bread. All expressions of the main characteristics of Brianza cuisine: flavor and simplicity.

Holidays in Italy are also opportunities for food and wine tours in the typical dishes that each area jealously guards. Monza is no exception to this rule. Treating yourself to a few days in the Lombard city, therefore, also means being able to taste Brianza cuisine , made of simple ingredients and genuine flavors. Whether you choose to have lunch in a spartan trattoria or to dine in an elegant restaurant, you must keep in mind the list of Monza dishes that are worth trying at least once. Here is a short guide to find out what to eat typical in Monza .

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The king of Monza's typical dishes: risotto with luganega

Let's start with the real ruler of the scene, the typical Monza dish par excellence: risotto with luganega (also called risotto alla monzese). He is truly the king of the city, served in practically every venue. There are several recipes for this particular risotto, each with its own small variant. The two main ingredients, however, do not change and are luganega (or luganica) sausage and saffron . The result is a dish with a clear but delicate flavor, which is always very popular with tourists. On the other hand, luganega is the quintessential symbol of Monza's cuisine , and it is truly a very tasty typical product. What differentiates it from a normal sausage is certainly the shape, thinner and elongated . What makes it so famous, however, is its composition. In addition to pork , in fact, luganega contains a high quantity of parmesan cheese and is flavored with meat broth and marsala . In addition, in some variations, additional ingredients are also used, such as chilli, wild fennel or anise.

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The specialties of Brianza cuisine: from cassoeula to panmoijaa

The list of Monza's typical dishes , however, certainly does not end with the luganega risotto. There are many other specialties of Brianza cuisine that deserve to be tasted. This is the case of cassoeula , a typically winter dish because it is very substantial. The basis of the recipe, in fact, is made up of cabbage and the less noble parts of the pig , such as the rind, snout, legs, head and ribs. It is also usually served with polenta . The name cassoeula derives from the large pot in which the ingredients are boiled, while its origins, which are lost between history and legend, would be Spanish.

Pork is also at the center of another typical dish of the Brianza peasant tradition, namely the rusticiada . It is a pork stew , flavored with a fried lard and onions . Again, the stew is usually served together with polenta . Finally, for meat lovers (and derivatives), Monza offers two other possibilities: ossobuco and tripe .

For those who love soups, on the other hand, both the panmoijaa and the Brianza minestrone are unmissable. The first is a tasty soup with minced bacon and bacon , in which onion, garlic and parsley are also used. It is eaten accompanied by a characteristic yellow bread , made with a mix of white flour, corn flour and rye. The Brianza minestrone, on the other hand, is very rich, because it contains, as main ingredients, rice , lard , cabbage , beans and potatoes .

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The typical sweets of Monza

An article that talks about what to eat in Monza, however, cannot be limited to rattling off savory dishes. There are also some typical sweets that deserve to be tasted by those who pass by in Brianza. In particular, it is the country cake and the bread and biscuits of San Gerardo . The country cake, right from its name, is a dessert that tells a lot about Monza's traditions and its peasant substratum. This dessert, in fact, also known as michelasc cake , has stale bread as its basic ingredient, which is soaked in milk . This basic dough is then flavored in various ways; the most common variant is the one that uses chocolate , but pine nuts, candied fruit and raisins can also be added.

The bread of San Gerardo , on the other hand, takes its name from the co-patron of Monza, San Gerardo dei Tintori. It is a sweet bread made with sugar, honey, fruit, sultanas, candied almonds and chestnuts . On the contrary, the dough of the homonymous biscuits is much simpler, because they are dry cakes made without eggs.

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In the Temple of Speed to train “managers” with an edge

Field training for the 12 students of the Excellence Path of the Master's Degree Course in Management Engineering

The Degree Course in Management Engineering of the University of Calabria is known for being a "hotbed of innovation" in the full spirit of the discipline of management engineering. For years the didactic laboratory of the Path of Excellence reserved for the most talented profiles of the last year has been repeated, in which by now the next Management Engineers meet managers and technicians of prestigious companies, for a highly professionalizing and specialized training.

And so, the 2022 edition, finally in attendance, was launched extremely in the name of innovation, thanks to a 360 ° field intervention for the 12 young talents, guests at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Directly on the most famous track in the world, known as the Temple of Speed, the students thus followed with two days of full immersion training seminars on topics such as the "management and technical organization of the track and facilities", the "strategic organization of the automobile sport ”and the“ media and commercial management of an event ”.

“In Monza we were warmly welcomed”, says Prof. Vincenzo Corvello, vicar of the CdS who accompanied the students. And he continues: "The passion and great competence of a team capable of organizing complex events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix transpired from the meetings with the managers and technicians of the racetrack. For their part, the boys reacted with enthusiasm and were appreciated. for their promptness and attention. It was a unique experience, which I am sure will mark an important step in the path of all the participants ".

Positive confirmations also from Dr. Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: "Thanks to the memorandum of understanding signed last year with the University of Calabria, we hosted in the Circuit a delegation of the most deserving students identified by the Degree Course in Management Engineering from the Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering for a full immersion of two days of training with SIAS staff. The future engineers, some with a great passion for motorsport, had the opportunity to discover the areas and organizational functions that operate in the Temple of Speed from the direct voice of the Management and the Managers who coordinate them. One of the objectives that our company is pursuing is precisely that of introducing itself to new realities and opening up to new generations of professionals. This is made possible by the active collaborations that have the aim of making the Autodrome an effective educational and learning center for the world of reference companies. A sort of gymnasium , which we are building thanks to the potential of the structure and the high specific competence of our staff, which takes the name of Monza Calling Training ".

Angelo Raffaele Pelillo, consultant of the Società Incremento Automobilismo e Sport SIAS SpA, adds: "The best answer came from the looks and smiles of the participants at the moment of greeting. This is what more than anything else demonstrates the goodness of the project. I am sure that we have inaugurated an original method in training, and my personal thanks goes to those who shared the idea but first of all to the students who wanted to live it ".

A unique experience, which represents the right combination of technique and passion and which has allowed young management engineers to deepen the management and managerial processes of one of the most charismatic companies in Italian sport.

Over 650 historic and youngtimer cars confirm the success of the ACI Storico Festival 2022 in Monza

Great success for the second edition of the ACI Storico Festival , which today was staged at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza , where over 650 historic and youngtimer cars ran.

The event that bears the signature of the ACI Storico Club boasted the precious collaboration of the Automobile Club Milano , of the Italian Alfa Romeo Registry and of the Scuderia del Portello .

Over 360 Alfa Romeo cars on the track, with prominent models such as the 1971 Alfa Romeo 33TT3, the 1983 Alfa Romeo F1 183T and the 1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Flòn, belonging to the Alfa Romeo Dinamico Museum. racing history of the Scuderia del Portello. Equally important is the parterre of guests present, such as Andrea de Adamich , Carlo Facetti , Giorgio Francia and Gianni Giudici , who shared the glorious feats of the past with the participants, but also with an eye to the future, given the world premiere of the Tonale, with Alfa Romeo's CEO on board Jean-Philippe Learned . The presence of the Alfa Romeo brand strengthened by the RIAR, which aroused the interest of the public thanks to important cars such as a 1964 Giulia TZ and a 1965 Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 official Autodelta winner of various titles in Italy and abroad.

Numerous clubs and members affiliated with the ACI Storico Club flocked to the track, including the Milan Historic Cars Club & Youngtimer Club Milan, il Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Club Italia and the Club The Roaring Grannies , who participated in the various track days and parades that colored both the track in the conformation used on the occasion of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, and the historical one where there is the fascinating banked curve of the speed ring.

The moments of sharing that entertained the public thanks to the partnership with the editorial staff of Ruoteclassiche e Youngtimer , who conducted an interesting talk "How to start collecting youngtimers", in addition to the meeting where the Youngtimer Show - Buy & Drive , which allowed guests not to simply stop and admire the cars, but to be able to start and conclude a real purchase and sale.

The day ended with the awards ceremony celebrated on the Monza podium, where the owners of fascinating cars such as: a 1968 Lotus 11, a 1994 Mercedes C36, a 1965 Mercedes 230S and the 1964 Giulia GTA ex Ignazio Giunti climbed. .

"We are particularly satisfied with this edition of the ACI Storico Festival, in which the absolute protagonists were both the members of ACI Storico and the many vintage car enthusiasts who flocked to the Monza track today - declared the President of the Automobile . Club of Italy Angelo Sticchi Damiani - An event that has just ended with record numbers, testifying to the constant growth of the ACI Storico Club, but also to the attention that historic motorsport is receiving from the general public. Special thanks go to Scuderia del Portello, RIAR and the Automobile Club Milano for the perfect success of the event, in addition to the precious collaboration with Ruoteclassiche and Youngtimer and the hospitality of the Monza National Circuit ".