The Arengario is a historic building in Monza. 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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Via Roma 3, Monza, Italy
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

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Paolo Landrini (2 years ago)
Great historic building down town Monza
Mikko Hilakivi (2 years ago)
Beautiful Café, great service, cakes and coffee were delicious.
Nabiel Ekhraimia (2 years ago)
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.
Alessio Claudio Cavezzan (2 years ago)
Wonderful heritage of the past, a must see place for travellers in Monza.
Daus PR (3 years ago)
Very particular showroom situated in a medieval structure. Any kind of exhibition becames worthy and attractive in such a place!
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