Autodromo Nazionale Monza
There are a number of ways to discover the historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza (officially called the Monza Eni Circuit) located in Monza, just outside Milan. You can attend car and motorcycle races, sign up for driving courses, take a track tour as a passenger in an official track sports car, or even take a turn around the track yourself by booking a driving experience.
Pair your visit to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, built in 1922, with a visit to the 18th-century Royal Palace of Monza, located on the grounds and once residence to the Habsburgs, Napoleon, and the Savoy royal family—a gem of neoclassical architecture.
Things to know before you go
- Races, courses, and tours at this popular attraction often completely sell out, so booking in advance is imperative.
- The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is completely accessible to wheelchair users, with a dedicated stand and reduced-price admission tickets.
- Kids especially enjoy a day trip to the Monza racetrack.
- Visiting the racetrack entails significant time outdoors, so choose comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
- There is a tourist information center at the track entrance where visitors can book tours and driving experiences, rent bikes to explore the complex, and take a turn on the Formula 1 simulator.
How to get there
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is located in the town of Monza on the outskirts of Milan, and is best reached by car or with a private tour that includes transportation. The Monza train station is about 4 miles (6 kilometers) away, so you will need to take the bus from the station to the track complex.
When to get there
The most exciting time to visit the racetrack is when a Formula 1 or motorcycle Grand Prix is scheduled. If you would like to tour or drive the track, schedule a visit for a weekday when no races or other events are being held.
Top Attractions in Monza
Monza is an easy day trip from Milan, and, in addition to the track complex, you can visit the city’s Royal Palace (located on the track grounds), the largest enclosed public park in Europe, and the Monza Cathedral, which is home to the Chapel of Teodolinda where the Iron Crown is kept. This crown is said to contain a nail from Christ’s Cross and was used to crown Charlemagne and Napoleon.
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