Parco di Monza
October 16, 2013 § Leave a comment
One of the cool things about Monza is that is has a park. And not just any park. The fourth largest walled park in Europe (after Phoenix Park in Dublin, Richmond Park in London, and La Mandria of Venaria Reale). It has an area of 688 hectares… and I briefly tipped my toes into it today, for the first time.
Clearly, I have a lot more exploring to do.
But, the sun was shining (for the first time in Monza since I arrived here at the end of September), so I celebrated with a stroll in the early evening. Also, I wanted to have a romantic autumn-leaf phone call, which, it being Italy, did not work, at all. But, at least the brief stroll was successful.
The sun was shining:
The lake was gleaming:
There were plenty of unpaved paths:
There were playgrounds:
There was mud to play in:
There were people with bicycles:
There were unexpected buildings:
There was graffiti:
And then, on the way back to the train station, there was Monza:
Home sweet home.