Province of Monza and Brianza

A vast and complex territory, which for centuries has dominated much of northern Italy under the Lombard kingdom, and then turned into a real industrial center for the rest of the Peninsula. It is the province of Monza and Brianza, in the Lombardy region. Established in 2004 by the separation with Milan, the province is today a real mix of cultures, traditions and landscapes that leave the visitor speechless. Crossing the province it will be possible to meet industrial warehouses and architecture dedicated to intensive production, but there will also be small villages, rolling hills, forests, rivers and mountain lakes, where you can spend carefree moments immersed in unspoiled nature. There is not a single territory in the province of Monza and Brianza but different coexist: from the typical Monza, with historical-artistic pearls alternated with industrial structures, we move to the Lecco area, with rivers, heights and sanctuaries to embellish and enrich it. But the province of Monza and Brianza is not only industrial architecture and unspoiled nature. There are in fact numerous tourist attractions for adults and children: nature excursions, climbing, horseback riding, hang-gliding flights in one of the many parks in the area are just some of the attractions planned in the enchanting province of Monza and Brianza . The province includes 55 municipalities as a whole: the main capital of the province of Monza, but also the city of Lissone and the municipality of Seregno, among the most populous in the province. On the characteristics of the territory, the province has a total area of about 2 thousand km² and borders to the north with the provinces of Bergamo and Varese and to the south with the province of Milan.

Piazza Duomo - Monza

Piazza Duomo - Monza (Source: Gabriele Barni - CC BY 2.0)

How to reach the province of Monza and Brianza

By car

Numerous and functional are the motorway arteries and the ring roads present in the province of Monza and Brianza, which connect the chief town of Monza and the main localities of the territory with the nearby cities of Milan, Brescia and Bergamo in Lombardy but also with locations in Italy as Venice. Between the main highways and the main road arteries that cross the territory of the Brianza it is present the famous Highway A4 ("Serenissima"), that from the Lombard territory it reaches up to the lagoon of Venice. It is important to remember that the main localities in Lombardy, such as the capital of Monza, have established the LTZ within its historical center. To avoid long waits in the access gates for cars there are several parking lots for public transport (Piazza Trento and Trieste), or through the rental service with driver (NCC) offered by , which will allow you to comfortably reach the province of Monza and Brianza by car with professional drivers and vehicles suitable to meet every need.

By plane

The province of Monza and Brianza does not have an airport in its territory but is in any case served, a short distance away, from the Milan Linate airport, about 25 km. On the other hand, the distance is greater with the Milan Malpensa airport (about 60 km) and Bergamo "Orio al Serio" (about 40 km).

On the train

The entire province of Monza and Brianza, located in a strategic position in the Lombardy region, is served by a dense railway network that offers regional, national (Turin, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples) and international connections, even with routes to "high speed". The main hub lies in the capital: from Monza, in fact, depart every day convoys from Via Arosio managed by Trenitalia that connect the provincial capital with the stations of Central Milan, Porta Garibaldi, Lambrate, Romolo, Porta Romana and San Cristoforo. To find timetables, destinations and fares, it is advisable to visit the website of the transport company, where it will also be possible to buy the Trenitalia travel ticket .

By bus

To reach the provinces of Monza and Brianza by bus, it is possible to use the transport service offered by many private companies of extra-urban buses. Most of the buses that depart service and arrive from the Monza bus station. From the bus station the Nordest Trasporti company offers connections to all the towns in the province and to the main cities in Lombardy such as Milan, Brescia and Bergamo.

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