The circuit in Monza is the oldest in modern Formula 1, having received its first Grand Prix in 1922 and is definitely worth a visit.
Let's deal with the main points on reservations and transport for the most pleasant pastime. Do not forget, the race in Monza takes place in early September (in 2018 from August 30 to September 2) and You will have a great opportunity to combine your stay at the stage of the world championship Formula 1 with walks in Italy or a trip on vacation.
Where to stay?
Of course, as an option, you can consider Monza, but it is a small town near Milan and all the hotels in it are usually sorted out for the year ahead, and the rest are like a small Fiat. So from the real price options it is best to choose Milan. There you will find hotels and guest houses at digestible prices that will fully pay for the fare, and even in the evening there will be something to do. If you book at the last minute, the room Will cost you about 200 Euros in a 2-3 star hotel to 400-450 in a 4-star for 4 days. It is best to look for hotels near the metro, which will facilitate movement around the city.
Often near the hotel you will find a local restaurant that will delight you with local cuisine at fairly affordable prices. The main thing is to be guided by visitors. The local public in the restaurant is often an indicator of good value for money. So, if the center offers dishes from 10-12 Euros, the institution is not designed for tourists prices are often cheaper at least 2 times.
How to get to the track
Also, you can take the train to the stop Lesmo - it is very close to the track and is suitable for those who bought tickets in the eponymous bunch of turns.If you are staying in Milan, the metro will be very useful. the cheapest way is to buy a ticket for 10 trips, which will give significant savings (a regular ticket costs about 1.5 Euros) and You will not need to stand in line in the future. Trains to Monza leave mainly from Milano Centrale Central station and Milano Porto Garibaldi station, which is on another metro line. These trains also pass Sesto San Giovanni metro station. On average, the trip takes 20-25 minutes. The ticket costs 2.30 Euro. Getting off at the Monza stop, you can use the buses organized by the municipality - Linea NERA, which will cost you 5 Euros in both directions, which will take you to the Monza Park (about 2/3 of the way to the highway), or will have to walk about 45 minutes to the track from the station.
What awaits us on the track?
Regulations vary from year to year, but the basis is the same.
Thursday - an autograph session at 16:00 in Monza and a run of classic cars in Milan around 19:00.
Next, the program of 2017, it is unlikely it will change much:
Friday, September 1st
- 10:00-11:30: Formula 1 practice 1
- 11:55-12:40: Formula 2 practice
- 14:00-15:30: Formula 1 practice 2
- 16:20-16:50: Formula 2 qualification
- 17:10-17:55: Porsche Supercup practice
- 18:15-19:00: GP3 practice
Saturday, Stptember 2nd
- 09:45-10:15: GP3 qualification
- 11:00-12:00: Formula 1 practice3
- 12:05-12:10: Honda 50th anniversary parade
- 12:25-12:55: Porsche Supercup qualification
- 14:00-15:00: Formula 1 qualification
- 16:00-17:05 Formula 2 race (30 laps or 60 minutes)
- 17:50-18:35 GP3 race (22 laps or 40 minutes)
Sunday, September 3rd
- 09:00-09:35: GP3 race (17 laps or 30 minutes)
- 10:15-11:05: Formula 2 race (21 laps or 45 minutes)
- 11:25-12:00: Porsche Supercup race (14 laps or 30 minutes)
- 12:10-12:15: Honda 50th anniversary parade
- 12:25-12:30: Ferrari historical parade (1 lap)
- 12:30-12:40: F1 parade of pilots
- 12:45-13:15: F1 starting grid
- 14:00: Formula 1 Grand Prix of Italy (53 laps or 120 minutes)
- 16:00 (approx.): victory celebration
Things to do in your free time?
If you are staying in Milan, you have a great opportunity to walk through the main attractions, including:
- Duomo - Milan Cathedral.Cathedrals of this scale are not cheap — and are built quickly. The Cathedral, stunning for its size and beauty, was built more than 500 years. At the highest point of this 107-meter building stands Madonna, the legendary patroness of Milan. Luxuriously decorated interiors are illuminated by sunlight from the stained glass Windows above.
- Gallery of Victor Emmanuel II - Milan "living room" ("il salotto di Milano"). It is one of the oldest shopping centers in the world, opened in 1867, which is ideal for high-end shopping. This building is a miracle in itself: glass ceilings and steel structures are decorated with mosaics depicting the four sides of the world.
- Sforzesco castle and Sempione Park -He received a title from Milan by the Sforza dynasty, the power of which — like the Medici was based on gossip and treachery. There is a complex of secret tunnels and small museums, including the Egyptian Museum. Before the castle is a Park Sempione — garden XVII century with a complex layout.
- Theatre and Museum La Scala -In the halls of this luxurious building, opened in 1778, often sounds the music of the orchestra La Scala of 135 instruments. The rest of the time they give Opera and ballet, written by the greatest musical geniuses.
- Pinacoteca Brera (Brera art Gallery) -Brera Collection, housed in the building of the former monastery, began to collect when the nearby monasteries fell under the oppression of Austria and Napoleon. It is currently one of the best art collections in Lombardy, presenting magnificent paintings in an inspiring setting.