It is certainly Italy's most famous racetrack, a historical circuit that has hosted legendary champions and prestigious competitions.
The story of the Monza race track is a beautiful one, made up of great sporting events and legendary successes, exciting races and memorable characters. For motor enthusiasts it represents a true "temple of speed", with the charm of a powerful story behind it.
Constructed in just 110 days, the circuit was built back in 1922 when the Automobile Club of Milan decided to make available to the Italian automotive industry a track for experimental tests and competitions. About ten kilometers of paved road wound through the large park of Monza, with a street circuit and a high-speed ring, characterized by two spectacular elevated curves.
Renovated in the fifties, when the mythical Parabolica was built, and then again in more recent times, the site represents today a real point of reference for Italian and international competitions, nestled in a delightful naturalistic setting.
On its curves important pages of world motoring history have been written, but also of scientific research: just think that tools like telepass, guard rails and draining asphalt have been developed in Monza.
The most famous Formula One drivers have triumphed on this track, from Tazio Nuvolari to Clay Ragazzoni, from the legendary Niki Lauda to the late Ayrton Senna to the beloved Michael Schumacher. Not to mention the recent and numerous successes of champion Lewis Hamilton.
That is why every year, as September arrives, the wait for the most important event becomes spasmodic and infects everyone: in fact, the Italian Grand Prix always ensures emotions and adrenaline even for those who watch the competition in front of the TV, sitting on the sofa at home or with friends at the bar.
If you are a fan of speed, skilled drivers or just a Formula One connoisseur, you can't miss the opportunity to visit the racetrack: you can take guided tours to explore behind the scenes, the press room, paddocks and box, but above all you can ride the track by bicycle or with your own private car and experience the thrill of getting on the podium. Furthermore, a driving simulator allows everyone to sit virtually on a flaming red single-seater to experience the thrill of a lap at 300 km per hour.
On the other hand, there are not many sports facilities that can boast of having hosted a Pink Floyd concert (back in the year 1989), a film set (for the American blockbuster Grand Prix), a Giro d'Italia start and a regular appointment with Rally special tests (in December, a fixed appointment with the Monza Rally Show).
I will also take this opportunity to tell you that, right next to the racetrack, stands the Royal Villa of Monza, a sumptuous Savoy residence with a wonderful park. But that is another story ... and I'll tell you another time!