Monza, Italian Grand Prix 2nd to 5th September 2016.
Savour la dolce vita in Bergamo, Italy's best kept secret for the Monza F1
Passion, legend, courage and excitement. The essential ingredients of
the Italian F1 held at the historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Whilst
the original banked track has long since been abandoned,
Monza is still the real home of the Italian Grand Prix, which has been staged here every year but one since 1950, and the "tifosi" add to the unique atmosphere. For race enthusiasts the world over it is simply the ultimate Grand Prix.
Our Monza Grand Prix holiday package is the ultimate in style and
quality. A three night break based in the superbly stylish Lombardy town
Our special hotels are situated in the medieval upper quarter of Bergamo Alta.
The extraordinary Piazza Vechia hotel is a stunning family run boutique hotel and we take over the entire hotel. The hotel is ideally located to explore the many squares and fascinating narrow streets with many stylish shops, great restaurants and bars awaiting your discovery.
Our second hotel is the great value Ristorante Gourmet Hotel which is on the edge of the historic town walls. Early booking is essential.
The package includes 3 nights hotel accommodation, welcome drinks party, Sunday celebration dinner, coach transfers to the circuit with VIP parking, and choice of weekend grandstand tickets.
Our Fantastic Boutique Hotel is located in the very heart of Bergamo Alta.
The hotel Piazza Vecchia enjoys a beautiful position in the historic centre of Bergamo, a few steps from the Piazza Vecchia square, defined by the famous architect Le Courbusier, the most beautiful square in Europe. The hotel is housed in a 14th century building, where modern amenities blend with ancient charm. This is a hotel that makes you feel very special indeed. The hotel is reserved exclusively for MotoExpress guests.
You have a choice of well appointed, tastefully decorated rooms, all air conditioned.
Suites - King size rooms with large double beds. Huge bathrooms. Balcony.
Superior Rooms - Large rooms with large double beds and large bathrooms.
Standard Rooms - Comfortable rooms with well equipped en-suite bathrooms.
Our tickets are valid for the entire race weekend. Circuit transfers on Saturday and Sunday via private bus with VIP in circuit parking included.
Guests wishing to take advantage of Thursday Pit lane walk about or Friday practice can arrange private taxis via hotel reception.
Lateral Parabolic (21a) Grandstand
This grandstand is located on the outside of the circuit just before the last corner. Fantastic views of the cars racing down the back straight, where they can reach speeds of up to 200mph, before braking for the famous Parabolica Corner, a very fast 3rd gear corner.
Ascari Grandstand - upgrade ticket
A superb grandstand on the edge of the famous and evocative Ascari curves. No other grandstand offers such an exciting and close view of the cars as they pass through the high speed chicanes and curves. It's no wonder that tickets for this prized grandstand sell out within weeks of going on sale. A giant video wall keeps you up to date with all the race action.
Centrale Grandstand - upgrade ticket
In front of the pits, offering a perfect view of build up to the race and the spectacular start. Also wheel changes, the finish and podium ceremony. It also gives an excellent view of the cars as they exit the Curva Parabolica, one of the fastest and most difficult turns on the circuit. The cars pass you at speeds in excess of 200mph before hitting the brakes hard before Rettifilo. Huge video walls keep you up to date with all the race action. During the build up to the race inside the main grandstands it is a high octane atmosphere, Mexican waves, flag waving, singing. The Monza podium celebrations are a magical experience and from your Central Grandstand seats you have the best view of the amazing spectacle. This is F1, Tifosi style!!
Staying in Bergamo Alta
Bergamo Alta is Italy's jewel in the crown. From the little side streets to the magnificent Piazza Vecchia the upper town is full of amazing places. Visit the spectacular Capella Colleoni with it's multicoloured facade and beautiful works of art. Discover your favourite Italian restaurant and order Polenta con Salsiccia, cornmeal with sausages a local specialty, or try it with rabbit. Have a glass of wine at the Vineria Cozze, a well frequented wine bar, and don't forget a homemade gelato at the Piazza Vecchia. You will love BERGAMO it's a hidden gem!!
Meet the Drivers
The Monza circuit is unique. It's like going back to the days when you would always come across drivers as you made your way around the circuit. Over the years we have bumped into many famous faces and we are delighted to tell our guests where the drivers will be.
It's 2010 Fernando Alonso has just won the race, Filipe Massa has come second. A Ferrari one two! I'm in the crush under the podium, one amongst thousands of delirious flag waving Ferrari fans. And then Alonso appears on the podium. The celebrations get even wilder and the noise is just incredible. The Italian national anthem is played, I join in miming the words. Champagne is flying through the air over the crowd. Alonso has just become a Ferrari legend.
Welcome Reception Party
An opportunity to meet your fellow guests. Talk about the weekend ahead whilst enjoying complementary drinks and snacks. The party is held on Friday evening within the wine tasting room of the hotel. The hotel also owns vineyards and the wines you will be served are from their own estates.
The Celebration Dinner has become a much loved part of the MotoExpress race weekend. An opportunity to relax and chat with newly made friends. To recount the wonderful experiences of a high octane race weekend enjoyed. We take over a restaurant on the Piazza Vecchia, dining in typical Italian style, grouped around long tables. The conversation, just like the wine, flows late into the evening as we relive the excitement of the last few days. A wonderful end to a truly memorable weekend.
Take advantage of our special MotoExpress extra night rates and transform your F1 weekend into a wonderful Italian holiday.
There is no need to venture too far away from Bergamo. For example, from Bergamo Alta you can take the Funicular even higher to the district of San Vigilio. You will find two sensational restaurants with unbelievable panoramas.
The hotel Piazza Vecchia is situated in the upper medieval town of Bergamo Alta in the Lombardy region of Italy.
The closest airport is Bergamo Orio Al Serio which is only a 15 minute taxi ride to the hotel. Milan's international airport, Linate is 26 miles away. Malpensa is 45 miles. There are frequent train services from Milan to Bergamo.
The cost of the flights are not included in the event price.
Experience of running this event has proven that it is quicker and simpler to get local taxis from outside the airport arrivals hall rather than make advance bookings.
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Previous years photos
Here is small selection of photos from previous Monza events.
During the race weekend we capture the spirit of the event in photos which we publish on our Photo Album for your lasting enjoyment.
You can access all our event photos by clicking the following link. Motoexpress Photo Album
Video highlights of Monza
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Just to say thanks we had a wonderful experience at Monza.
The race was thrilling, our first time at the GP, the seats couldn't have been better, the hotel was beautiful, the company good fun and all the arrangements ran smoothly.
So thanks again and I have no hesitation in recommending you to friends.
Keith and Julie
Thanks for your part in what was a great experience. From my point of view, exactly the right amount of organisation (a lovely Hotel, tickets, savvy transport etc), without being "herded". Things that would have been for me, painful to organise, done well as part of the package without any fuss.
Ken - Australia.
John & Linda,
Thanks for putting a great trip together for Monza. We really enjoyed all the folks and of course the race. We're looking forward to a future trip to at least Barcelona and Monaco. Would you be willing to email me a copy of the photo where Mark Webber is running in behind Linda and us Sunday morning as the drivers are arriving? We would really appreciate a copy of it! Thanks again and cheers!
Rob & Cassandra Miller - Seattle USA
Piazza Vecchia hotel package
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Prices per person
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- 3 nights in the Piazza Vechia hotel
- 3 breakfasts
- Welcome reception party
- Sunday celebration dinner
- Coach transfers to circuit Saturday and Sunday
- VIP bus with in-circuit parking Saturday and Sunday
- MotoExpress hospitality
The event price does not include tickets. Choose tickets from our recommended selection. All tickets are for 3 days
- Lateral Parabolic (21a) Grandstand please call
- Ascari grandstand please call
- Central grandstand please call
- Extra nights: double room please call
- Extra nights: superior room please call
- Extra nights: suite please call
- Extra nights: single room please call
- Hotel evening meals
- Meals at circuit
Please contact us to make a reservation.