When it comes to the Formula One there’s no better place to visit than Monza, on the outskirts of Milan. The track has been in use every year since 1950 although its origins go back to the early 1920’s, making it one of the oldest and highly anticipated dates on the F1 calendar with over 85 races held. The legendary Michael Schumacher holds the highest number of wins, crossing the finish line first 5 times during his career. Ferrari are of course the locals favourite team, with the atmosphere like none other for any home grown talent, but at the high speed track anything can happen.
The main airports into Milan are Malpensa, Orlo Al Serio with Linate being the closest and a €20 return trip on the train. Getting to Monza will then be an additional €2.20 for a train journey between 10 and 25 minutes. Ticket prices for the Grand Prix vary, with 3 day passes likely to cost between €120 for general admission through to over €600 for the best seats. Children under 11 go for free on the general admission only. There are also tickets available just for race day although these are always in high demand.
The grandstands may be considered the best place to see the action but study the track and book the right seat for your budget. When arranging your holiday make the most of your 3-day race pass with the free pit walk included on the Thursday before qualifying. It’s also worth checking which seats include screens to help watch the action elsewhere as it unfolds, or download the official App to follow online. As with many dates on the F1 calendar if you’re looking for the ultimate experience check for any hospitality upgrades.
When going to the F1 look for villas and apartments, bed and breakfasts, holiday homes and spare rooms near to the major train stations for easy access to Monza. If you are staying elsewhere in the city, public transport will provide transfers to reach your destination. Check our accommodation in Milan.
One of the largest cathedrals in Europe is the gothic Duomo di Milano, complete with its impressive view of the city. In the evening watch an opera at the infamous Teatro alla Scala. During the day there are plenty of galleries, including Leonardo da Vinci painting “The Last Supper” at Santa Maria delle Grazie.
For more up to date information including: the latest news, championship races, drivers and teams, results and current standings, live updates, tickets and official F1 merchandise visit the Formula One website.
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