located in Monza,
north from Milan
(in the north of Italy)
the country's second
largest city and its main
financial and business centre.
Monza is the administrative centre of the
Monza and Brianza (MB) with a metropolitan
area of 800,000 citizens. It is the third largest
town in Lombardy Region.
Lombardy Region is one of the so called "4 Economy Engines of Europe",
Baden-Württemberg Land, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Rhone-Alpes
The city of Monza has a strong a vibrant economy with a tradition
dating back to
industrial age: in 1840, the country's second railway started
connecting Milan to
Monza and, in
1902, the first Italian industrial
entrepreneurial association was founded in Monza.
Now the economic system of Monza and Brianza
has a strong propensity for
innovation (70% of the Italian annual patents
are released here) in both products and processes, with exports of around 50% of its
The province of Monza has extensive road and rail networks connecting
region with the rest of the country and beyond, and also benefits from an
advantageous position at the crossing point of European trade routes to
Austria, France and Switzerland (30 km far).
Monza is serviced by three airports, Linate, Malpensa and Bergamo. Highways:
A4-E64 (Turin-Milan-Venice), A52 (North Ring of Milan), A51 (East Ring of
Milan). Expressway to Lecco and Sondrio (SS36).
The Monza area benefits from a continuous labour supply of well educated and
skilled people who are attracted to the region from all over the country and
abroad. In addition, the five universities of
the city of Milan ensure a steady stream of new graduates.
Monza is a hospitable, elegant and discreet city full of history and charm.
The history of Monza is closely related to that of Milan. The cathedral,
founded (600 AD) by the Lombard queen Theodolinda, contains the iron
crown of Lombardy, which was made, according to the tradition, from a nail of
Christ's cross and which was used to crown Charlemagne, Charles V, Napoleon
I, and other emperors as kings of Lombardy or of Italy.
The historical centre
also contains the church of "Santa Maria in Strada",
with a rich terra-cotta facade of 1393, and the
Arengario, the 14th Century palace of
the civic commune, raised on an arcade of pointed arches, with a tall square machiolated tower terminating in a sharp central cone.
Nearby, the royal
villa (Villa Reale) originally built by Piermarini in 1777 for the archduke
Ferdinand of Austria, lies on the banks of the Lambro, surrounded by its
park, the biggest walled park in Europe (14 Km long).
Monza has one of the most famous sport racetracks (born in 1922) in the
world. City of art and tourism but also splendid stores, peaceful walks and