In the early days of Summer, the Beauvillard Burman family decided to spend a day exploring Monza, a small city just north of Milan, and booked in a Monza Family Photography session for that afternoon. It was truly lovely taking these Relaxed Family Portraits for them while we explored Monza’s famous park.
If you don’t know what or where Monza is, I don’t blame you! This small city, located about 10 minutes by train from Milan’s Central station is mostly residential, and its residents pride themselves on being separate from Milan (oh Italy!). That said, if you’re planning to visit Milan, Monza is definitely worth a day trip, especially during the warmer months.
Monza is home to a delightful city centre, or downtown area, filled with lovely boutiques and beautiful Italian laneways. Plus, just a 15-minute walk from the train station, you’ll find a seemingly endless park – seemingly endless because it’s Europe’s largest walled park! – that makes for an easy weekend walk or the perfect picnic spot. Come for a lazy lunch and some boutique shopping, and stay for the lush greenery.
The wonderful thing about living and visiting Italy is that everywhere you visit seems to have an interesting history. The Parco di Monza, for example, was commissioned by Napoleon’s nephew who’d taken up residence in Monza’s Royal Palace, Villa Reale. Villa Reale, however, was constructed under Austrian rule, by a monarch who wanted her son to have a nice home (really truly). Now, instead of hosting royal hunting expeditions, the park is filled with groups of friends playing soccer, locals going for lazy weekend walks, and is even home to Italy’s premier Formula 1 Racetrack, which hosts the Grand Prix every September.
The Parco di Monza also happens to be the perfect spot for some Relaxed Family Portraits. The Beauvillard Burmans are an international family living in Milan, and they wanted to come out to Monza for a day – an excuse to explore a new place and escape the city. We met late in the afternoon, in the early days of June when the feeling of the sun on your skin still seems like a luxury, and everyone wants to be outside. We met just behind Villa Reale, and took photos as we explored the park together.
The park really is the perfect spot for a Monza Family Photography session, and it was especially special for the Beauvillard Burmans as Nick’s Mum was able to join them after the long months of lockdown. Their beautiful 9-month old, Sophia, was full of smiles and we were able to take some lovely, relaxed family portraits of the four of them while we ambled through the park.
If you live in Monza, or you’re planning a day trip to Monza, why not book in a Monza Family Photography session? It’s a wonderful way to explore the city and document some beautiful memories together. To learn more about my Family Portrait sessions, click here. Or to book it in, Contact Me via this link!
Have you visited Monza? Or do you just love these Relaxed Family Portraits? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!