This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Monza. To help you make friends with Monza before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The name Monza, Lombardy, Italy, will ring a bell for everyone that is into motorsports. The Autodrome Nazionale Monza is one of the traditional races on the annual Formula One calendar. Except one year, the race has been on the calendar since the Formula One’s inception.
The annual Formula One event is what attracts most visitors to this small city just north of Milan. Racing fans from all over the world come to Monza for this racing weekend and many Italians come over in the hope to see a victory of Ferrari in their home grand prix. But also during the other fifty-one weeks per year, the Monza circuit attracts outside visitors. This could be for other racing events, but when there are no racing events, it is possible for individuals to drive on the circuit themselves for a fee. You won't find many hostels in Monza, Lombardy, Italy. Your Monza, Lombardy, Italy hostel is in the same park as the Autodrome Nazionale Monza, only a hundred meters from the track. Its location is ideal if you come to Monza for a racing event, but probably not as much if you don’t when it is still a racing weekend.
Even if you do not visit Monza for its circuit, a Monza, Lombardy, Italy hostel can still be a good choice. It has a nice pedestrian city centre with a nice Duomo (cathedral), the locals love their city park and it can get crowded on weekends and Monza is also a central place to explore the region. Monza is quieter than hectic Milan, but Milan can easily be reached by a short train or bus ride. Lake Como can also be easily reached by train in less than half an hour and the charming city Bergamo -- which is also the airport most budget airlines use to serve Milan -- is only forty-five minutes way.
Written by local enthusiast for Monza hostelsMartin Straatman