The best places to stay for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix 2024 at Monza, including camping, local accommodation and recommended hotels in Milan.
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It’s hard to find somewhere to stay in the town of Monza itself for the Italian Grand Prix. Monza is a small town and all the best local accommodation is reserved each year for the teams and track workers, though you may get lucky with finding a private apartment. Camping is another option if you want to stay locally. Your next best option is to stay in nearby Milan, just 15km to the south. Don’t discount staying further afield; pretty Bergamo or even near Lake Como are not too far away and are served by trains to Monza on race weekend.
Monza F1 Camping
- The campsite close to Turn 1 at Monza was closed during covid and then damaged during storms last year. It’s not yet know if this campsite will become available again in the future.
- The best alternative is Biassono Esterno, which is located at the top of the circuit and is run by volunteers from the local church parish. Sales have not yet opened for 2024.
- For pre-erected tents, UK camping company IntentsGP has taken over the campsite attached to the Venus restaurant near Monza (check location here) which was previously operated by CampingF1.
- Learn More: 2024 European F1 Camping Guide
Where to Stay in Sesto San Giovanni
Sesto San Giovanni is a northern suburb of Milan, mid-way between the center and Monza. This is a great place to stay for the Italian Grand Prix with plenty of decent hotels and regular train and bus connections to the circuit.
The BB Hotels Smarthotel Re Milano Nord is a well-rated 4-star hotel within walking distance of the Sesto San Giovanni train station, for easy access to Monza. Another good option is the Best Western Falck Village Milano Sesto. For a more luxurious experience, The Grand Hotel Villa Torretta Milano is a historic four star villa hotel, featuring air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and internet.
The Cosmo Hotel Palace is located in Cinisello Balsamo, midway between Milan and Monza. It is also next to Zara metro station, and features a restaurant and spa on site and free parking for guests.
Where to Stay in Milan
The second-largest city in Italy, Milan is perhaps best known for its fashion week, a result of it being one of the most important clothing design cities in the world, and its two giant football teams, with their stack of European trophies. For those who are more interested in the cultural and architectural side of things, there are spectacular sights such as the Duomo di Milano.
Milan has accommodation to suit all tastes, from cheap downtown hostels to fine 5-star hotels. We recommend staying close to one of the city’s major train stations (Milano Centrale, Porta Garibaldi) or at least close to a metro stop if you want to get to the circuit more easily.
Hostel Colours is a cheap & cheerful hostel in the Città Studi district of Milan, with free WIFI in all public areas, and a common games room. It is youth-oriented, and if you’re a little older than its usual demographic, you might want to consider instead the Hotel Oro Blu, a modern hotel close to the San Siro Stadium, next to Lotto Fiera metro, 8 stops from the center of the city.
For another budget option, consider the Hotel Delizia, which is close to restaurants and nightlife, while being next to Dateo train station (one stop to Centrale and then to Monza). If you’re splashing out on your accommodation, consider the Grand Hotel et de Milan – one of Milan’s grandest hotels, located in the heart of the city’s exclusive shopping district and close to the best sights. Near the Milano Central train station, recommended chain hotels include the Hilton Milan, Hyatt Centric Milan Centrale and Duo Milan Porta Nuova, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
Where to Stay in Bergamo
Bergamo is definitely worth considering as a base for the Italian Grand Prix, particularly if you are flying in and out of Bergamo (BGY) airport, which is a major Ryanair hub. Accommodation is cheaper and Bergamo is a beautiful city in its own right. The walled old town up on the hill (Città alta) is a great place to unwind after a long day at the track. The downside is you will have a longer daily commute to Monza.
The Arli Hotel Business and Wellness is right in the center of the city, while for a more mid-priced option, we suggest the also centrally-located Best Western Hotel Piemontese. Bergamo is just over an hour’s drive from the Monza circuit, and direct train services also run on race weekend.
Where to stay at Lake Como (Lago di Como)
Lake Como and its surroundings makes for one of the most picturesque places in all of Europe, so it’s no wonder we recommend it as a place to base yourself for the week of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Just a short blast up the road, you’ll find picture-postcard villas, verdant valleys, and charming locals, all in a secluded area which has become one of Italy’s most popular holiday destinations.
If this interests you, and if you’re willing to pay for a high-quality experience, take a look at AMA 18 Rooms By House of Travelers, which is in the town of Como, overlooking the famous lake. The luxury guesthouse offers balconies for many of the rooms, which are all air-conditioned. There is also an a la carte breakfast which should fill you up before a day’s racing.
If you’re after a villa with all the luxuries, then there is Villa Giu Luxury Lake Como By House Of Travelers, a short drive north-east from the town of Como, on the edge of the lake next to the hamlet of Riva. Free WiFi, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor swimming pool all mean you may never want to leave for the track!
Lake Como is an hour and a half’s drive from the Monza circuit, along some of the prettiest country roads you’ll see in your life. You can also take the train to Monza station on race weekend.