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Monza private tour: a jewel in the heart of Brianza

Monza private tour: a jewel in the heart of Brianza

The guided tour in Monza will take you to discover a hidden treasure in the heart of Brianza, a city made famous by Manzoni in the Betrothed with ancient eighteenth-century residences and the Teodolinda Chapel, inside the Cathedral, which houses the precious Iron Crown, a relic worn by great kings such as Charlemagne, Federico Barbarossa and Napoleon Bonaparte and will be visited with a dedicated guide service (option). The tour to discover the historic center of the city starts from the Ponte del Leoni, one of the historic bridges that cross the Lambro river and so named because of the marble lions that adorn it. From here there is a suggestive view of the buildings overlooking the river and the various places where you can enjoy an aperitif. Strolling to get to the Arengario, the ancient town hall built in the second half of the 1200s where all the municipal activities and the city market took place under the arches of the building. Admiring the various alleys rich in history, ancient churches and the Visconti Tower, the only testimony of the castle demolished in 1809, you reach the Cathedral, the most beautiful and important building in the historic center dedicated to San Giovanni Battista, which houses inside the Chapel of Teodolinda which takes its name from the Lombard queen buried in a sarcophagus located inside the chapel and is made famous not only by the series of frescoes that embellish it, but above all by the jewel kept inside. The Iron Crown which for centuries was used for the coronation of the Kings of Italy, was recognized by the Church as a relic and according to tradition it contains one of the nails used for the crucifixion of Christ. The Cathedral, enlarged in the fourteenth century by the Viscontis, had to take on the appearance of a large basilica for imperial coronations, with its beautiful fresco cycles, the pulpit and the baptistery and a bell tower that stands out throughout the city.

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Monza Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

Monza private tour: a jewel in the heart of Brianza

Monza private tour: a jewel in the heart of Brianza

The guided tour in Monza will take you to discover a hidden treasure in the heart of Brianza, a city made famous by Manzoni in the Betrothed with ancient eighteenth-century residences and the Teodolinda Chapel, inside the Cathedral, which houses the precious Iron Crown, a relic worn by great kings such as Charlemagne, Federico Barbarossa and Napoleon Bonaparte and will be visited with a dedicated guide service (option). The tour to discover the historic center of the city starts from the Ponte del Leoni, one of the historic bridges that cross the Lambro river and so named because of the marble lions that adorn it. From here there is a suggestive view of the buildings overlooking the river and the various places where you can enjoy an aperitif. Strolling to get to the Arengario, the ancient town hall built in the second half of the 1200s where all the municipal activities and the city market took place under the arches of the building. Admiring the various alleys rich in history, ancient churches and the Visconti Tower, the only testimony of the castle demolished in 1809, you reach the Cathedral, the most beautiful and important building in the historic center dedicated to San Giovanni Battista, which houses inside the Chapel of Teodolinda which takes its name from the Lombard queen buried in a sarcophagus located inside the chapel and is made famous not only by the series of frescoes that embellish it, but above all by the jewel kept inside. The Iron Crown which for centuries was used for the coronation of the Kings of Italy, was recognized by the Church as a relic and according to tradition it contains one of the nails used for the crucifixion of Christ. The Cathedral, enlarged in the fourteenth century by the Viscontis, had to take on the appearance of a large basilica for imperial coronations, with its beautiful fresco cycles, the pulpit and the baptistery and a bell tower that stands out throughout the city.

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