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Arengario, Monza

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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.

Its architecture is clearly inspired by that of the Palazzo della Ragione of Milan, with a portico surmounted by a single upper floor that was used for councils. The side of the building facing South has a small stone loggia (added to the main building in 1330) informally known as "la Parléra" (in Lombard, "the speaking place"), where the commune's decrees were declaimed to the population. In the 14th century, a bell tower was added, decorated with Ghibelline-styled merlons. In the original building, external stairs led to the upper floor; these have been replaced in 1904 with a new stairway inside the tower.
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  • A really nice 13th century medieval town hall, called the Arengario, sits with its beautiful arches and red brick structure. It is typical of the north western part of Italy where it is usually...  more »
  • This Medieval building is just 1 street from the Monza Duomo. The building is nicely maintained but was not open for visit when I passed  more »
  • Beautiful Café, great service, cakes and coffee were delicious.
  • Monza is my favorite city in Italy , so what I'm gonna say about Arengario is based on that fact. I'v been into it twice and to say the truth the place is not big yet was nice and well prepared for the museum. The usually present an exhibition of different kind of art so the you may find a variety of things. Once again I'm in love with the city so my opinions are based on it.

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