Monza (Munscia in Western Lombard) is a city on the river Lambro, a tributary of the Po, in the Lombardy region of Italy some 15km north-northeast of Milan. It is best known for its Grand Prix motor racing circuit, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Since June 11, 2004 Monza has officially been the capital of the new province of Monza and Brianza. This new administrative arrangement will come fully into effect in 2009, and until then it will continue to be treated for many purposes as a comune within the province of Milan.
Monza is the third-largest city of Lombardy and the most important economic, industrial and administrative centre of the Brianza area, supporting a textile industry and a publishing trade.
Monza also hosts a Department of the University of Milan Bicocca, a Court of Justice and several offices of regional administration.
|Province||Monzan and Brianza|
|Time zone||CET, UTC+1|
|Coordinates||45°35' N 9°16' E|
|Dialing code||+39 039|
Monza is known internationally for the Autodromo Nazionale Monza motor racing circuit, home to the Italian Grand Prix, the Scuderia Ferrari, and previously to the Alfa Romeo team. The circuit is inside the "Parco di Monza", a park that is double the size of New York's Central Park.
Monza is also known for the "Villa Reale", a Habsburg family residence built in 1777.
The professional football club A.C. Monza Brianza 1912 play, currently in Serie C1, at the Stadio Brianteo.
In 2006 Monza hosted the World Cyber Games tournament.
Monza can be reached through the following motorways: A4-E64 (Turin-Milan-Venice), A52 (North Ring of Milan), A51 (East Ring of Milan). State road (SS.36 - Nuova Valassina) connect the city to Lecco and Sondrio.
Every few minutes, trains travel between Monza and Milano via the Suburban Railway (Line S9) and via local trains that connected Monza to Lecco, Como/Chiasso (CH) and Brescia. Also some Eurocity trains stop in Monza. In the beginning of 2008 work will be started for the expansion of Subway Line MM1 from Milano/Sesto San Giovanni to Monza Bettola.