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Italian Grand Prix

The Italian Grand Prix is one of the most popular races in the world of F1 calendar and is held at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. The race takes place the second Sunday in September.

The first Grand Prix of Italy was disputed on September 4, 1921 in Montichiari in the province of Brescia, on a circuit made from public roads. The following year was built the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza and since then the race takes place on the track of Monza, with the exception of four editions (1937, 1947, 1948 and 1980).

This sport event is taking place from September 7 to 9 this year in Monza, Lombardia, Italy and is suitable for those who are 13 and older. For more information, please visit http://www.gpitalia.it/index.asp.

Tickets are sold on line at http://www.gpitalia.it/index.asp. A good reference site for the event is http://www.monzanet.it/en.

Tourist Information Center:
IAT Monza – Piazza Carducci 2, Monza
Phone: +39 039 323222

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Legnano Tournament

The Palio of Legnano is an event that takes place every year on the last Sunday of May in the town of Lombardy, to commemorate the victorious Battle of Legnano, fought May 29, 1176 by the armies of the Lombard League against the Emperor of Germany, Frederick Barbarossa. The Palio is a horse race involving the 8 districts of Legnano.

The oldest commemorations of the Battle of Legnano date back to 1393, although the Palio, in its current form, began to be played since 1935.

This historical event happens every year on the same weekend in Legnano, Lombardia, Italy, and is suitable for all ages. It is taken place on May 27, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.paliodilegnano.it/.

Before the Palio  a parade is held through the streets with about 1,000 participants in medieval costumes, whose clothing, shields, etc.. closely reflect those of the twelfth century. Tickets for the events are sold on site at the Legnano districts offices.

Tourist Information Center:
IAT Legnano – Piazza San Magno 9 Legnano
Phone:+39 0331925511