Formula 1 World 2022: news, calendar, drivers, rankings and all the information

The 2022 Formula 1 World Championship promises to be full of news and emotions. With its 23 Grands Prix (including 2 in Italy) it will be the longest championship ever and will also see the debut of the first Chinese driver. There are also many innovations in terms of regulation and aerodynamics, with the return of the ground effect, the debut of 18 '' tires and the increase in the weight of the cars. In this article, all the essential information, the calendar, the teams and the drivers in the race.

February is the month for the official presentations of single-seaters and test drives. In March, however, the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship gets underway. In fact, on March 20, the first Grand Prix of a very long season is scheduled, destined to close only at the end of November. 10 teams and 20 drivers will battle on tracks all over the world, to snatch the trophies won in 2021 from Marx Verstappen (drivers 'championship) and Mercedes (constructors' championship). Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Formula 1 season.

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F1 2022 Championship: what changes in the regulation

Year after year, the F1 World Championship changes and improves, in the continuous search for adrenaline and emotions to give to all motorsport fans. The 2022 edition also continues in this vein, with the introduction of new aerodynamics and regulations, some of which are truly revolutionary.

The first and perhaps most evident is the return of the ground effect , that is an aerodynamic modification of the cars aimed at increasing the importance of the road surface while driving, favoring duels and head to head. Another big leap forward is the tire change , with Pirelli saying goodbye to the 13 '' tires to launch the 18 '' ones . And the tires will also be the protagonists of another change compared to the recent past. Unlike in 2021, in fact, the first 10 drivers on the grid will be obliged to use the same set of tires in qualifying (Q2) in the race . Therefore, at the start the single-seaters can be equipped with tires chosen ad hoc. Finally, the novelty regarding the minimum weight of the cars , which rises to 795 kg , a good 43 more than the 2021 Formula 1, deserves to be highlighted.

Read also: The 2022 calendar of single-seater presentations and official tests

The 2022 Formula 1 racing calendar

The 2022 edition of the Formula 1 World Championship will be the longest ever. In fact, the World Automobile Championship will count as many as 23 Grands Prix , of which 2 in Italy (Imola and Monza ). Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore are back on the calendar, while Miami (Florida) makes its absolute debut . It starts on March 20 with the Bahrain Grand Prix , scheduled at the Sakhir circuit, and ends on November 20 in Abu Dhabi , on the Yas Island post office. Here is the complete program.

 

  • 17-20 MAR - Bahrain Grand Prix - Sakhir (Bahrain)
  • 24-27 MAR - Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  • 7-10 APR - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne (Australia)
  • 21-24 APR - Grand Prix of Made in Italy and Emilia Romagna - Imola (Italy)
  • 5-8 MAY - Miami Grand Prix - Miami (Florida)
  • 19-22 MAY - Spanish Grand Prix - Barcelona (Spain)
  • 26-29 MAY - Monaco Grand Prix - Monte Carlo (Monaco)
  • 09-12 JUN - Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • 16-19 JUN - Canadian Grand Prix - Montreal (Canada)
  • 30-3 - JUN-JUL - British Grand Prix - Silverstone (England)
  • 7-10 JUL - Austrian Grand Prix - Spielberg (Austria)
  • 21-24 JUL - French Grand Prix - Le Castellet (France)
  • 28-31 JUL - Hungarian Grand Prix - Budapest (Hungary)
  • 25-28 AUG - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
  • 1-4 SEP - Dutch Grand Prix - Zandvoort (Holland)
  • 8-11 SEP - Italian Grand Prix - Monza (Italy)
  • 22-25 SEP - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi, Russia
  • 29-2 SEP-OCT - Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay Street Circuit (Singapore)
  • 6-9 OCT - Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka (Japan)
  • 20-23 OCT - United States Grand Prix - Austin (Texas)
  • 27-30 OCT - Mexican Grand Prix - Mexico City (Mexico)
  • 10-13 NOV - Sao Paulo Grand Prix - Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • 17-20 NOV - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Island (Abu Dhabi)

The drivers and teams that will compete for the F1 world title in 2022

If the regulations and the calendar of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship prove to be full of news, fewer surprises come instead from the list of teams and their respective drivers present at the starting grid. The teams , in fact, are the same as last year , having all reconfirmed their presence. And even on the front of the drivers who will drive the single-seaters, there are few grafts and changes. The most important news is undoubtedly the debut of the first Chinese driver in Formula 1: Guanyu Zhou , who will drive an Alfa Romeo . Also noteworthy is the arrival in Williams of Alexander Albon , who replaces George Russell , who moved to Mercedes . In turn, the British driver replaced Valtteri Bottas , who landed at the wheel of the Alfa Romeo .

Here are all the complete teams.

 

Haas

  • Mick Schumacher - confirmed
  • Nikita Mazepin - confirmed

Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen - confirmed
  • Sergio Perez - confirmed

Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel - confirmed
  • Lance Stroll - confirmed

McLaren

  • Daniel Ricciardo - confirmed
  • Lando Norris - confirmed

AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly - confirmed
  • Yuki Tsunoda - confirmed

Williams

  • Nicholas Latifi - confirmed
  • Alexander Albon - new

Ferrari

  • Charles Leclerc - confirmed
  • Carlos Sainz - confirmed

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton - confirmed
  • George Russell - from Williams

Alpine

  • Fernando Alonso - confirmed
  • Esteban Ocon - confirmed

Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas - from Mercedes
  • Guanyu Zhou - from the Formula 2 World Championship

Find out more about the 2022 Italian Grand Prix


Monza Cathedral, a short guide to discovering a treasure chest full of treasures

The Duomo of Monza is the symbol of the city and preserves historical, cultural and artistic beauties of inestimable value. The Cathedral Museum and Treasury tell the story through a rich sequence of relics and precious objects, among which the Iron Crown, kept in the Teodolinda Chapel, stands out. In this short guide, everything you need to know about the Monza Cathedral and some practical information to visit it.

The Duomo , located in the heart of the historic center, is undoubtedly at the top of the list of things to see in Monza . Inside there are some of the most important artistic beauties that the city of Brianza can offer to tourists. The Duomo of Monza, in fact, houses a rich museum and hides a real treasure , the most precious piece of which is the iron crown , with which numerous sovereigns were crowned for centuries, including the kings of Italy. In addition, the bell tower that adorns the Basilica, which represents the highest point in all of Monza, deserves a special mention. Visiting the Duomo of Monza , therefore, is really a necessary activity, even if you are in the city only for a weekend. And to prepare for the visit, you can rely on this short and practical guide.

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The history of the Monza Cathedral

To understand the importance of the Duomo of Monza, it is good to begin this "journey" to its discovery by retracing the main stages of its history . And the historical events concerning the Cathedral, officially called the Minor Basilica of San Giovanni Battista , begin long before its construction. At the end of 500 d. C., in fact, where today the famous religious building stands, there was the Basilica built by the queen of the Lombards Teodolinda , a central figure in the history of the city. Probably, that ancient Basilica was already consecrated to St. John the Baptist. However, practically nothing remains of the original construction , except some building materials and some furnishings, now housed in the Cathedral Museum. In fact, in 1300 , the year of the first Jubilee of Christianity, it was decided to radically overturn the building , rebuilding it from scratch. These were truly impressive works, the first phase of which ended almost half a century later, in 1346. Still for centuries, however, the Duomo of Monza was the object of embellishments and enrichments, with the addition of works of art and new architectural elements, such as the imposing bell tower (whose construction began in 1592).

The architecture of the Monza Cathedral

And so, piece by piece, over the centuries, the Duomo of Monza has come to be that architectural jewel that today is a source of pride for the city. Among other things, the careful restoration that was carried out in 2020 has accentuated its splendor.

The external facade

The external facade of the Duomo of Monza , facing the square of the same name, is perhaps one of the elements that most characterizes the building, thanks to its "two-tone" appearance. It is made in the Gothic style , using a skilful alternation of black and white marble . At the center of the façade, another distinctive feature dominates: the rose window by Matteo Campione , original signature of the entire facade (later restored, at the beginning of the 20th century, by Luca Beltrami). The rose window is framed by a line of perforated tiles, with masks, flowers and stars. Below the rose window there is the porch, on which stands the statue of St. John the Baptist . Other decorative elements are the mullioned windows and the three- mullioned windows that open specularly along the two sides and the medallions of the arch, which contain the busts of Queen Teodolinda and her husband Agilulfo.

Interiors

Equally suggestive are the interiors of the Duomo of Monza . The structure is the classic Latin cross , consisting of three naves with side chapels . The naves are separated by octagonal section pillars, decorated at the end with capitals representing animals, griffins, sirens and centaurs. In general, the decorations of the Cathedral, with a few exceptions, are all attributable to the Baroque period , while little has been saved from the previous phases. What is most striking about the basilica is the extreme wealth of frescoes , which all deserve to be admired.

affreschi duomo monza

What's in the Duomo of Monza

Beyond its indisputable overall beauty, however, the Cathedral houses some “precious pieces”, true masterpieces of history, art and culture that deserve a separate mention. These are, in particular, the frescoes of the Teodolinda Chapel and the tree of life, the Museum and the Treasury, the Iron Crown and the bell tower.

The frescoes of the Teodolinda Chapel

As mentioned, the frescoes are numerous and beautiful. Among all, those signed by the Zavattari stand out, which adorn the Chapel of Teodolinda , which houses the iron crown and the remains of the beloved queen of the Lombards. It is a pictorial cycle that shines with its golds and bright colors . The story that unfolds throughout the various paintings is that of Theodolinda's life, whose conversion to Christianity was a vehicle for the consequent conversion of her people.

The tree of Life

The one depicting the Tree of Life is another of the valuable frescoes that adorn the interiors of the Duomo of Monza. It is located on the right transept and is the work of Giuseppe Meda and Giuseppe Arcimboldo , who began to paint it in 1556.

The Museum and Treasury of the Monza Cathedral

The Museum and Treasury of the Monza Cathedral is a treasure chest that holds a priceless heritage of works of art and relics. Overall, the assets that make up this heritage make it possible to reconstruct, step by step, the entire history of the Basilica, from 1300 to 1900. Among other things, the Cross and Crown of Theodolinda , the Cross of Agilulf , the Diptych of King David and St. Gregory and the Reliquary of the tooth of St. John the Baptist are part of the Treasury. The seat of the Museum is located just below the Duomo.

The Iron Crown

The spearhead of the Monza Cathedral Treasury, however, is undoubtedly the Iron Crown . It is a prestigious find, because for centuries it has served to crown many kings. The origins of this precious object are unknown; according to the most accredited theses, the Iron Crown would be datable between 450 and 500 AD. Currently, it is kept in the altar of the Teodolinda Chapel .

corona ferrea monza

The bell tower (or bell tower)

The bell tower of the Duomo of Monza, with its 75 meters high , represents the "tip" of the city, a fundamental reference for all the inhabitants. In the original structure the presence of the bell tower was not foreseen, which was instead added at the beginning of 1600, on the initiative of the archpriest Camillo Aulario. At the top of the bell tower there are 8 bells, dated 1741.

Visiting the Duomo of Monza: practical information

In light of what has been said so far, a visit to the Duomo of Monza is truly an unavoidable stop. Here, then, is some practical information to better organize it.

Opening time

Monza Cathedral can be visited every day (except Mondays), from 9 to 13 and from 14 to 18. The Teodolinda Chapel, on the other hand, has slightly different hours, being open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9 to 18, and on Sunday, from 14 to 18.

Guided tours

The main tourist attractions of the Monza Cathedral can also be visited with the help of a guide. All information on guided tours can be found on the museum's website

How to reach the Duomo of Monza and where to park

The Duomo is located in the historic center, within a restricted traffic area. To reach it, therefore, it is necessary to leave your car in one of the paid parking lots adjacent to the historic center. From there you can easily continue on foot.

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Gifts for car and motor enthusiasts: 5 winning ideas

Are you looking for gift ideas for a car and motor enthusiast? Below you will find 5 winning ideas that are suitable for all needs and budgets. From simple gadgets that can make the car of whoever receives the gift unique and special to the unique experience of a return post on board a real racing car. Discover them all.

Making the right gifts is an art that involves a good understanding of the recipient's tastes and passions . The gift that leaves you speechless, in fact, is the one that perfectly meets the preferences of those who receive it. No matter how much it costs or how prestigious it is, the thing that really matters is that it is "tailor-made". In the case of a car enthusiast , for example, what are the most popular gift ideas ? What can really make the eyes of those who love engines shine? There are at least five possible answers and they are solutions that adapt to all needs and occasions , regardless of the amount you want to spend. Let's see them immediately.

Useful and fun gadgets for the car

Let's start with the simplest but always effective idea: gadgets for the car . Those who love engines, in fact, also and above all love their car . He always keeps it clean, cuddles it, equips it with all the comforts and with the latest technology, embellishes and personalizes it with small precautions. That's why automotive gadgets always make a great gift idea. Among other things, the market offers many options: from simple and traditional (perhaps designer) key rings to bluetooth receivers , from interior cleaning sets to digital assistants .

Discover all the gadgets signed by the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Designer clothing

Another great classic among car enthusiast gifts is certainly designer clothing . Obviously, the signature must be that of a team, a sports brand that recalls the world of motorsport or a symbolic place of motorsport. Also in this case, the possible options are many and they adapt to all needs. They range from sports hats to refined polo shirts , from practical t-shirts to sweatshirts and jackets . If you widen your gaze, you can also add backpacks and bags to this category of gift ideas.

Discover the designer clothing of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

An experience on the track, like a real driver

If the ideas suggested so far are not convincing, it means that you are looking for something truly unique and special. And then it's time to bring truly first-rate gifts to the field. If there is one thing that every car enthusiast has dreamed of since he was a child, it is to be able to hit the track like a real driver . Fortunately, today it is not an impossible wish to fulfill. Many car circuits, in fact, offer the possibility of adrenaline- fueled driving experiences and fun track days . So, at least for a few hours, you can really try to be a speed superstar.

Discover the proposals of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza: Driving Experience and Track Days

The ticket to attend a prestigious race

The alternative to taking to the track is to watch a real Formula 1 race from the stands . The show is guaranteed, the emotions too. It is difficult to imagine a more suitable gift for those who love engines and do not miss a Grand Prix , sitting on their sofa at home.

Find out more about the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix

A safe driving or sport driving course

This roundup of gift ideas for car enthusiasts closes with another “practical” proposal, which will give the recipient of the gift the opportunity to put his or her skills as a driver into play . These are, in fact, safe driving or sport driving courses. An opportunity for those who love cars to become more and more master of the steering wheel, learning to manage their car even in risky or non-linear situations.

The original contents of this article are produced by an external service without any involvement of the press office of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.


Test of the Formula 1 World Championship, the complete calendar for 2022

The winter test sessions of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship will be held in Barcelona (Spain) and Sakhir (Bahrain). The appointments are scheduled for February and March respectively. In the meantime, the car manufacturers involved in the 2022 F1 Championship have begun to announce the presentation dates of the single-seaters.

The presentation of the single-seaters and the winter tests in preparation for the new season are the stages of approach to the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship . Appointments awaited by all fans, who warm the environment and increase curiosity for the start of the new championship. The test dates have already been announced, while as regards the presentations, few teams have yet to announce the date on which they will unveil their cars.

When will the F1 2022 World Championship test take place? All scheduled dates

The winter tests to approach the 2022 F1 World Championship are scheduled for the months of February and March and will be held in Spain, in Barcelona , and in Bahrain, in Sakhir .

F1 Barcelona Test 2022: schedule and results

The Barcelona tests took place with the following schedule:

  • February 23;
  • February 24;
  • February 25.

At the end of the three-day test in Barcelona, Hamilton (Mercedes) set the fastest lap on Day 3, stopping the clock at 1: 19.138. Behind him his teammate Russel (1: 19.233) and Perez's Red Bull (1: 19.556). Good performances by the Ferraris on all three days, with Leclerc taking Day-2, setting a time of 1: 19.689 and Sainz signing his fastest lap on Day-3, with 1: 20.072.

The complete results of the Barcelona 2022 tests

Bahrain F1 Test 2022: the calendar

As for the Sakhir winter tests , however, here are the dates on which they took place:

  • March 10;
  • March 11th;
  • March 12.

The Sakhir track, among other things, will also be the stage for the inaugural race of the 2022 World Cup .

the three-day Formula 1 test in Bahrain indicated a clear winner. It is Verstappen (Red Bull), who set the best time, with 1: 31.720. Behind him were placed Mick Schumacher (Haas), with 1: 32.241, and Lecrerc (Ferrari) with 1: 32.415. Much further behind, however, Hamilton, winner of the Barcelona tests, who finished in seventeenth place, with a time of 1: 36.217.

F1 2022 World Championship: single-seater presentations

If the dates of the winter tests are already known, there is still mystery about those of the car presentations by the teams. Currently, there are only three manufacturers that have already set the date on which they will show the cars with which they will face the Formula 1 World Championship in 2022.

Here is the calendar of events , which will all be strictly online:

Formula 1 - Italian Grand Prix 2022

 

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Gifts for Formula 1 fans: the proposals signed by Monza

If you are looking for gifts for Formula 1 fans, Autodromo Nazionale Monza is the right place to pack a surprise that will leave the recipient speechless. The Temple of Speed, in fact, is the symbol of Formula 1 in Italy and offers various possibilities of gifts for those who love this sport. Furthermore, by combining the various solutions, it is possible to create real Formula 1 themed gift packages. Much better than any commercially available box.

The passion for engines and racing cars is an all-encompassing feeling, which often ends up invading every aspect of life. So, if you need to give a Formula 1 fan a gift and want to be sure of success, you need to choose a motorsport-themed surprise . Fortunately, there are several possibilities on the market, also depending on the amount you intend to spend. The important thing is to find something truly original. Succeeding is not difficult, especially if you rely on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , the Italian symbol of Formula 1. The Temple of Speed is ready to welcome and pamper all Formula 1 fans with unique and exciting initiatives. From designer gadgets to entrance tickets for the Italian Grand Prix, there are all kinds of possible gift ideas . Here are four truly unmissable proposals.

The t-shirts with the history of Formula 1 in Monza

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza shop is a reserve of Formula 1 themed gift ideas . The perfect gift for a true enthusiast, however, is undoubtedly a T-shirt from the Heritage collection , which celebrates the history of the Temple of Speed. Simple T-shirts embellished with color prints that crystallize some of the most important moments experienced on the Monza track , such as the ten-year Grand Prix.

All T-Shirts from the Heritage line

A tour to discover the Temple of Speed

A second possible gift for a Formula 1 enthusiast is the tour to discover the Autodromo Nazionale Monza . Those who love the world of motors, in fact, cannot fail to see at least once in their life the most important Italian circuit, as well as a symbol of speed all over the world. The tours available are different and involve all the most important areas of the structure, including the iconic track on which the single-seaters whiz past each year.

The tours of the Monza National Circuit

A lap on the track, like a real Formula 1 driver

And what if instead of a “simple” tour of the racetrack, the gift was the opportunity of a lap on the track like a real Formula 1 driver ? In Monza even this dream can become reality. The Temple of Speed, in fact, has in its offer the Driving Experiences , curated by Puresport . They are called Hot Laps , and they are truly “hot” laps of the track, because they allow you to experience all the emotions and adrenaline of an authentic single-seater that whizzes to the max.

Driving Experience on the track of the Temple of Speed

The ticket to attend the Italian Grand Prix

Ultimate gift idea designed for those who love Formula 1: the entrance ticket to attend the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix . It is the most important race of the Autodrome, an event of international value that attracts four-wheel enthusiasts from all over the world. Above all, however, it is an opportunity to truly experience the colors, sounds and flavors of the Formula 1 World Championship , carving out a seat in the front row.

Buy tickets for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix

 

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Gifts for car and motor enthusiasts: 5 winning ideas

Are you looking for gift ideas for a car and motor enthusiast? Below you will find 5 winning ideas that are suitable for all needs and budgets. From simple gadgets that can make the car of whoever receives the gift unique and special to the unique experience of a return post on board a real racing car. Discover them all.

Making the right gifts is an art that involves a good understanding of the recipient's tastes and passions . The gift that leaves you speechless, in fact, is the one that perfectly meets the preferences of those who receive it. No matter how much it costs or how prestigious it is, the thing that really matters is that it is "tailor-made". In the case of a car enthusiast , for example, what are the most popular gift ideas ? What can really make the eyes of those who love engines shine? There are at least five possible answers and they are solutions that adapt to all needs and occasions , regardless of the amount you want to spend. Let's see them immediately.

Useful and fun gadgets for the car

Let's start with the simplest but always effective idea: gadgets for the car . Those who love engines, in fact, also and above all love their car . He always keeps it clean, cuddles it, equips it with all the comforts and with the latest technology, embellishes and personalizes it with small precautions. That's why automotive gadgets always make a great gift idea. Among other things, the market offers many options: from simple and traditional (perhaps designer) key rings to bluetooth receivers , from interior cleaning sets to digital assistants .

Discover all the gadgets signed by the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Designer clothing

Another great classic among car enthusiast gifts is certainly designer clothing . Obviously, the signature must be that of a team, a sports brand that recalls the world of motorsport or a symbolic place of motorsport. Also in this case, the possible options are many and they adapt to all needs. They range from sports hats to refined polo shirts , from practical t-shirts to sweatshirts and jackets . If you widen your gaze, you can also add backpacks and bags to this category of gift ideas.

Discover the designer clothing of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

An experience on the track, like a real driver

If the ideas suggested so far are not convincing, it means that you are looking for something truly unique and special. And then it's time to bring truly first-rate gifts to the field. If there is one thing that every car enthusiast has dreamed of since he was a child, it is to be able to hit the track like a real driver . Fortunately, today it is not an impossible wish to fulfill. Many car circuits, in fact, offer the possibility of adrenaline- fueled driving experiences and fun track days . So, at least for a few hours, you can really try to be a speed superstar.

Discover the proposals of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza: Driving Experience and Track Days

The ticket to attend a prestigious race

The alternative to taking to the track is to watch a real Formula 1 race from the stands . The show is guaranteed, the loves too. It is difficult to imagine a more suitable gift for those who love engines and do not miss a Grand Prix , sitting on their sofa at home.

Find out more about the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix

A safe driving or sport driving course

This roundup of gift ideas for car enthusiasts closes with another “practical” proposal, which will give the recipient of the gift the opportunity to put his or her skills as a driver into play . These are, in fact, safe driving or sport driving courses. An opportunity for those who love cars to become more and more master of the steering wheel, learning to manage their car even in risky or non-linear situations.

The original contents of this article are produced by an external service without any involvement of the press office of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.


Royal Villa of Monza, a neoclassical palace to be discovered

The Royal Villa of Monza, also known as the Royal Palace of Monza, is one of the main monuments of the Lombard city, together with the Cathedral. A jewel of neoclassical architecture, signed by Piermarini, which has nothing to envy to the more noble Regge of Caserta and Versailles. Furthermore, the royal palace is surrounded by the magnificent Monza Park, the largest fenced green area in Europe, capable of housing the Monza National Circuit.

There are few in the world who do not know, at least by reputation, the Royal Palace of Caserta or the Palace of Versailles. Much less known, however, is the Reggia di Monza , also known as the Royal Villa . Yet, the imposing and elegant Brianza palace has nothing to envy to the other two famous royal residences. Indeed, the sumptuous park that surrounds it is the largest in Europe , among those fenced (so much so that it houses the Autodromo Nazionale Monza ). Therefore, if you spend a few days of vacation in Monza , you must necessarily plan a visit to the Royal Villa, which offers a truly unique show. And this article is a good opportunity to get to know her a little better and take note of the essential tourist information.

History and architecture of the Royal Villa of Monza, Piermarini's masterpiece

Let's start this short virtual journey to discover the Royal Palace of Monza by scrolling through the fundamental stages of its history. The Royal Villa was built in the second half of the 1700s , more precisely between 1777 and 1780 . The project bears the signature of Giuseppe Piermarini , a famous architect of the time and a leading exponent of neoclassicism . The imposing construction was commissioned by Archduke Ferdinand of Habsburg and his mother Maria Theresa of Austria . The building, in fact, was used as a country residence of the royal dynasty, at least until 1796, the year of the descent into Italy of the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte . At that point, the luxurious residence passed into the hands of the French emperor's stepson, Eugene of Beauharnais . It was, however, only a parenthesis. On the fall of Napoleon, in 1818, the Royal Palace returned to the Austrians.

In the second half of the 1800s, the Villa changed owners again. After the annexation of the Lombard Venetian to Piedmont, in fact, the owners became the Savoy family and was particularly loved by King Umberto I , who elected it as his summer residence and subjected it to profound renovations and transformations . The monarch was even buried there, after being killed by Gaetano Bresci. At that point, however, the Villa was linked to a tragic and sad event, which made it fall into disuse. Vittorio Emanuele II , in fact, no longer wanted to reside there and had part of the furnishings transported to the Quirinal palaces in Rome. The royal ownership of the Villa ceased definitively in 1934, when it was donated to the municipalities of Milan and Monza .

The external aspect

The Villa of Monza has the characteristic U shape , typical of the royal palaces of the 1700s. The style of the facade is linear and essential and has simple decorations , which give it an elegant but rigorous aspect , without colonnades or gables. The choice was not only dictated by stylistic needs but also by precise political choices of the Austrian court. Italy, in fact, was an occupied territory and the Habsburg emperors did not want to give the idea of flaunting arrogant wealth to their subjects.

Interiors

The first floor of the Royal Villa is occupied by the reception rooms, the party rooms and the one used for lunches. The second floor , on the other hand, is dedicated to the bedrooms of gifts and guests. The different halls and rooms (a total of 740 , for a total area of over 22,000 square meters) are decorated with gilded stuccoes, paintings and frescoes. Unfortunately, the troubled final phase of use of the Royal Palace of Monza by the Savoy has meant that the palace is now practically emptied of the original furnishings , which were of absolute value.

The gardens

The Gardens of the Royal Villa of Monza represent one of the main attractions. They extend over an area of about 40 hectares and are organized in the English style . The apparent spontaneity of the arrangement and vegetation is instead the result of precise and measured choices by Piermarini. Inside the Gardens, you can appreciate numerous characteristic elements and glimpses, such as the pond , the classic temple , the rock garden and the Antro di Polyphemus .

Also discover the Monza Park, which surrounds the Royal Villa

The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden of the Villa Reale was commissioned by Nino Fumagalli and designed by Vittorio Faglia and Francesco Clerici . It is divided into several sections, depending on the types of roses that are grown. There are over 400 varieties , some of which are grown to be presented in international competitions.

The Belvedere

The Belvedere is the top floor of the Palace , once home to the servants' apartments and for this reason characterized by low ceilings and rather spartan environments. From up there, however, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Monza Park .

Il Serrone (or Orangerie)

Originally, the Royal Villa housed numerous greenhouses , as evidenced by the documents of the time. Only one, however, has reached today intact and it is precisely the Orangerie, that is the one destined for citrus fruits . 100 meters long, 6 wide and 7 high, the structure is equipped with 26 large windows that guarantee sunlight throughout the day .

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Short guide to the Royal Palace of Monza: practical information to visit it

Given the many beauties that it holds, it is clear that you cannot spend a weekend in Monza or Milan without taking a trip to the wonderful Villa Reale. The following, therefore, are simple indications to better organize the visit.

Where is the Villa Reale located?

The Royal Villa is located in the northern part of Monza and is not very far from the historic center. For example, on foot, the Royal Palace is just over a quarter of an hour from the Duomo. The exact address of the entrance is Via Brianza 1.

How much does the entrance ticket cost to visit the Palace?

The full ticket to access the Royal Villa of Monza costs 10 euros. There is also a reduced rate of 8 euros for visitors between the ages of 3 and 26, for those over 65 and for holders of the Monza tourist passport . Free admission, on the other hand, is reserved for children under 3 years old, disabled people with a companion, qualified tourist guides, journalists with ID cards and military personnel from the Command for the protection of Cultural Heritage. Access to the Gardens, on the other hand, is always free.

When can you visit the Royal Villa of Monza: opening and closing times

The Royal Villa can be visited only on Saturdays and Sundays, with opening at 10.30 and closing at 18.30 (last admission at 17.30). The Gardens of the Palace, on the other hand, are open every day from 7.00 am to 6.30 pm in winter and from 7.00 am to 8.30 pm in summer.

How to book the visit

Entrance tickets to the Palace can be purchased directly at the ticket office, located on the ground floor. However, it is recommended to book online (at this link ) or by telephone (at 039 394641).

Where to park

The Royal Villa and the Monza Park are served by two paid parking lots (Viale Cavriga and Porta Vedano) and by a free parking area.

Where to eat at the Royal Villa of Monza

The Royal Palace is located in an area of the city of Monza well stocked with restaurants and places to eat, with solutions suitable for all palates and affordable costs.

The next events hosted in the Royal Villa

The Palace often hosts events for adults and children, from art exhibitions to initiatives related to cinema. The complete program of upcoming events is available here .

What to see in Monza


Driver for a day, the dream of every car enthusiast

Be a driver for at least one day, and whiz on a professional track, within a real circuit. All those who love cars and the world of motors have dreamed of it at least once. Today, fortunately, this desire can be realized thanks to the initiatives carried out by numerous racetracks, including the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

There are those who aspire to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari , the symbol par excellence of speed and made in Italy style, and those who prefer to imagine themselves aboard an elegant and spirited Porsche . The list, in fact, could go on for a long time, because every motor lover carries a model and a team in his heart that make him vibrate and excite. What they all have in common is the dream of experiencing the thrill of being a driver for a day , whizzing on the asphalt of a real track, right where great motorsport champions usually compete for first place. An unattainable goal? Of course not. Driving a racing car is a dream that can come true . The opportunities offered by private circuits and large racetracks are now many and very valid. Let's see how to do it.

The requirements to become a pilot for one day

The first thing to point out is that to drive a supercar or a single-seater within a regulated circuit, in the context of a non-professional activity, no further requirements are necessary than those required to get behind the wheel of any car, on the motorway rather than in in the middle of city traffic. Therefore, you must be of age and have already obtained a type B driving license , that is the one commonly provided for cars. The events that allow you to become a pilot for a day , in fact, always provide for the assistance of qualified personnel, which guarantees fun within the limits of safety.

And who doesn't have these requirements? Should he give up? If his goal is to drive on the track like a real driver, unfortunately he has to put that aside. But you can always experience the thrill of sitting next to an expert motorist, inside, for example, Gran Turismo cars, equipped with a passenger seat.

The complete guide to becoming a car driver

Drivers for a day on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit: Driving Experience and Track Days

When you dream it is good to do it big. Finding yourself as a pilot for a day is undoubtedly a unique experience, but being able to do it inside the Temple of Speed becomes something truly exceptional. And this too is an achievable dream. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza, in fact, offers two opportunities to enthusiasts who want to taste its glorious and famous track: the Driving Experience and the Track Days .

The Driving Experience

The Driving Experiences, as the name itself reveals, are unforgettable driving experiences , created by the Autodrome in collaboration with Puresport , a leading company in the sector. They are open to individuals but also to companies, who can use them to create events for customers and team building days for employees. The car park available is large and capable of satisfying all tastes: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Formula 1.

Find out more about Driving Experiences

The Track Days

The Track Days, on the other hand, are periodic events open to anyone who wants to test their car along the Monza track , confronting its curves and straights. A different and original way to test both your driving skills and the potential of the car you have purchased.

Find out more about Track Days


Motorsport 2022, all the most important automotive events of the season

The 2022 season of Motorsport and motoring is full of events and news, starting with Formula 1, which is being extended and renewed. But the other competitions are not far behind, from Formula E to the World Endurance Championship up to the GT World Challenge Europe. Rich calendars that promise great emotions to all four-wheel enthusiasts.

Formula 1: between new arrivals and flashbacks, it will be the longest (and most exciting) season ever

The Formula 1 World Championship will start on March 20, 2022 and will be the longest in history, with 23 races . Many returns, after a few years of absence, as in the case of the Australian Grand Prix , to be held in Melbourne, the Canadian Grand Prix , which will be held at the Villeneuve in Montreal , the Japanese Grand Prix and the Singapore Grand Prix. . In addition, 2022 will also see the debut of a new track, that of Miami .

The news of Formula 1 , however, will not only concern the calendar. In fact, there will also be many technological innovations , designed to make the competition more exciting. The most significant are the return of the ground effect and the change in tire size . The first will involve significant changes to the aerodynamics of the single-seaters, to increase the importance of the road surface in driving. The novelty will be accompanied by the inclusion on the vehicles of a fin system that will preserve the general stability of the car. In tires, on the other hand, the diameter will increase, while the width will remain intact. This variation should result in greater precision in direction changes.

Find out more about the 2022 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix

Formula E, double appointment for Italy

The 2022 season of Formula E , that is the world championship dedicated to electric single-seaters , also promises to be exciting and full of novelties. There are 16 Grands Prix that make up the calendar, with the start taking place last January 28 in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) and the conclusion scheduled for August 14 in Seoul (South Korea). In between, Italy will celebrate the doubling of the Rome stage . The capital, in fact, will host the Formula E cars on 9 and 10 April, for rounds 4 and 5 of the season.

Below, the complete Formula E calendar :

  • January 28 and 29: Rounds 1 and 2, Saudi Arabia (Diriyah)
  • February 12: Round 3, Mexico (Mexico City)
  • 9 and 10 April: Rounds 4 and 5, Italy (Rome)
  • April 30: Round 6, Principality of Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • 14 and 15 May: Rounds 7 and 8, Germany (Berlin)
  • June 4: Round 9, Indonesia (Jakarta)
  • July 2: Round 10, Canada (Vancouver)
  • July 16 and 17: Rounds 11 and 12, United States (New York)
  • 30 and 31 July: Rounds 13 and 14, UK (London)
  • 13 and 14 August: Rounds 15 and 16, South Korea (Seoul)

World Endurance Championship (WEC), 6 unmissable stages to celebrate the tenth season

In 2022, the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC , that is the World Championship of endurance races, celebrates its tenth edition . An important milestone, celebrated with a rich calendar: six events plus a prologue , the latter scheduled for mid-March, on the Sebring circuit in Florida.

Here is the complete WEC calendar :

  • 12-13 March: Sebring Prologue - Sebring International Circuit (Florida, United States)
  • March 18: Sebring 1000 Miles - Sebring International Circuit (Florida, United States)
  • May 7: 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps - Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps (Spa, Belgium)
  • 11-12 June: 24 Hours of Le Mans - Sarthe Circuit (Le Mans, France)
  • July 10: Monza 6 Hours - Monza National Circuit (Monza, Italy)
  • September 11: Fuji 6 Hours - Fuji Oyama Circuit (Shizuoka, Japan)
  • November 11: Bahrain 8 Hours - Bahrain International Circuit (Sakhir, Bahrain)

GT World Challenge Europe, the competition for Gran Turismo cars

The GT World Challenge Europe is one of the most important international competitions for Gran Turismo cars. The 2022 calendar includes 10 stages in as many circuits . All appointments:

  • Test: Paul Ricard (March 7-8)
  • 1 - Imola, Italy (April 1-3)
  • 2 - Brands Hatch, GB (April 30 - May 1)
  • 3 - Magny-Cours, France (May 13-15)
  • 4 - Paul Ricard, France (June 3-5)
  • 5 - Zandvoort, The Netherlands (June 17-19)
  • Test: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (21-22 June)
  • 6 - Misano, Italy (July 1-3)
  • 7 - Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (July 28-31)
  • 8 - Hockenheim, Germany (September 2-4)
  • 9 - Valencia, Spain (September 16-18)
  • 10- Barcelona, Spain (September 30-October 2)

 

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What to do in Monza: three tips for an unforgettable weekend

There are at least three things to do in Monza during a holiday weekend: visit the historic center, stroll through the park and indulge in the adrenaline of the racetrack. Here is a short guide for tourists who do not want to miss the best that the Lombard city has to offer.

What to do in Monza? Every month, hundreds of people do this Google search. Although much smaller than nearby Milan, in fact, Monza is a city capable of attracting tourists at all times of the year . And to those who visit it, the city offers numerous possibilities for recreation and entertainment, including monuments, naturalistic itineraries and attractions of various kinds. The following is a very short guide for tourists looking for advice . Not an exhaustive list of everything that is possible to do in Monza , but a selection of three truly unmissable things, because they are what make the city unique. And these are activities that can be sold out in a weekend.

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A (walking) tour of the historic center

There is no doubt that a nice ride in the historic center of Monza should be at the top of the list of things to do for those visiting the city. Among other things, it is a rather intimate historical center, with the main monuments that are located a short distance from each other, so it can be visited all on foot with pleasure. The ideal is to start from the heart: the Duomo of Monza and its Museum of Treasures . From the Piazza del Duomo, then, you can easily reach all the other monuments that make up the historic center of Monza, collected in this non-exhaustive list:

  • Arengario Palace;
  • War Memorial;
  • Teodolinda Tower;
  • Civic Museums;
  • Ponte dei Leoni on the Lambro river;
  • Church of Santa Maria in Strada;
  • Church of San Maurizio;
  • Church of Santa Maria al Carrobiolo;
  • Church of San Pietro Martire;
  • Reggia di Monza or Villa Reale (slightly off-center, but still reachable with a walk of just a quarter of an hour).

Since, however, a tourist does not eat only art and culture, it is good to underline that in the historic center of Monza you can easily meet bars and restaurants to eat , stopping for lunch or dinner, or for a simple aperitif. So even what to eat in Monza becomes a simple question to answer.

Read also: House to see in Monza

A walk in the Monza Park

Second stop, this time of a naturalistic nature: the Park of Monza . It is truly a unique place (here a dedicated study ), which deserves to be experienced even with just a walk or a short bike ride . It is part of the Villa Reale complex and is the largest urban park in Europe, with over 700 hectares of extension that host a great variety of flora and fauna . In addition, the Park hosts real green monuments , centuries-old trees that represent a unique attraction.

If you want to be sure not to waste your energy in the face of so much potential, you can visit the Monza Park by relying on one of the prepackaged tourist itineraries (also available on the official website ):

  • The Reggia goes on stage;
  • Two steps in history;
  • Along the Lambro river;
  • The green giants;
  • On the paths of the gnomes;
  • On the paths of knights and witches;
  • From the king's hunts to the temple of speed;
  • The Monza of the Savoy.

Find out more about the Monza Park

A lap of the track on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit

After feeding on art and culture and having deeply breathed the beauty of nature, it's time to treat yourself to a rush of adrenaline and fun . And to do so, there is no better place than the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , which offers, among other things, the possibility of experiencing unique Driving Experiences . The Temple of Speed , therefore, opens its doors to all fans of engines and also to those who do not understand much about cars but want to experience the thrill of the track at least once in their life.

Find out more about Driving Experiences

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