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Royal Villa in Monza: photo, description (Villa Reale)

Royal Villa is a historical building in Monza, in the Italian region Lombardy, built between 1777 and 1780 the years by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini. In those years, Lombardy was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and luxurious Villa was designed for the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand - it was supposed to symbolize the grandeur of the Habsburg court. Ferdinand wanted to build a residence outside of the city to live on it in the summer and hunt in the surrounding forests.

Work on the construction of the Villa began in 1777, the year. Standing on the Bank of river Lambro, surrounded by Monza Park, one of the largest parks in Europe, it consists of a Central building and two lateral extensions. In addition, the Palace complex consists of the chapel of the Cappella Reale (Royal), stable Cavallerizza, rotunda, Appiani, a small theater Teatrino di Court and a Greenhouse. Rooms on the first floor of the Villa consist of large rooms and spacious halls and apartments of the Italian king Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Savoy. Front of the property there is a garden, designed by the same architect Giuseppe Piermarini in the style of an English landscape Park.

The Royal Villa was abandoned by Royal family after 1900, king Umberto I, who was returning from the event, was killed right in front of their possessions. Today, the building hosts exhibitions and other cultural events, and since 2011, the year it housed the offices of four ministries - economy and Finance, tourism, reform, and rationalization.