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Wood carving decoration detail, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy via Instagram

September 23rd, 2018 No comments

Wood carving decoration detail, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy via Instagram

Wood carving decoration detail, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy

Royal residence of then Savoy Kings of Italy

The Royal Villa (Italian: Villa Reale) is a historical building in Monza, northern Italy. It lies on the banks of the Lambro, surrounded by the large Monza Park, one of the largest enclosed parks in Europe.

It was originally built by Giuseppe Piermarini between 1777[1] and 1780, when Lombardy was part of the Austrian Empire, for the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.[2]

Following the establishment of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, the building was used as a Royal Palace and became home to the Viceroy of Italy, Eugène de Beauharnais. With the fall of the First Empire (1815), Austria annexed the Italian territories to the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, Monza being included in the province of Milan.

In 1861, when the new Kingdom of Italy was established, the building became a palace of the Italian Royal House of Savoy. The Royal Villa was abandoned by the royal family in 1900, after the murder of King Umberto I near the entrance as he returned from an event.

Read more about the Villa Reale of Monza on Wikipedia

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Arengario (Town Hall), Monza, Italy via Instagram

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Arengario (Town Hall), Monza, Italy via Instagram

Arengario (Town Hall), Monza, Italy

“The Arengario is a historic building in Monza, northern Italy. It was built in the 13th century and is named after its original function as the town’s “arengario” (i.e., town hall). It is located in the most central square of Monza, Piazza Roma.” See Wikipedia for more 

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Milan, Italy Trip – Day 4 – September 10, 2018 [Photos]

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Yet another perfect pizza 🍕 in Monza, Italy  via Instagram

September 22nd, 2018 No comments

Along the streets of Monza, Italy via Instagram

September 22nd, 2018 No comments

Trip to the first Starbucks in Italy. Via Cordusio in Milan [Video] (3:20)

September 22nd, 2018 No comments

Trip to the first Starbucks in Italy. Via Cordusio in Milan [Video] (3:20)

We just happened to arrive in Milan on the day that Starbucks opened their first store in Italy. It was all over the news and the day before there was a line down the block to enter. I stopped by the next day. It was busy but no wait to check out this “amusement park” of a coffee bar.

Please forgive the heavily stabilized video as the GoPro did not react well to being worn while walking.

More photos and panoramas coming soon!

Trip to the first Starbucks in Italy. Via Cordusio in Milan [Video] (3:20)

 

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Milan, Italy Trip – Day 3 – September 9, 2018 [Photos]

September 22nd, 2018 No comments

Happening upon the Apple Store, Piazza of Liberty, Milano, Italy [Video] (4:16)

September 21st, 2018 No comments
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Milan architecture that caught my eye on our many walks via Instagram

September 21st, 2018 No comments

Painting Detail, San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore via Instagram

September 21st, 2018 No comments
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