Going to the Monte Carlo or Monza Grand Prix? Where to stay.
Monte Carlo and Monza are words guaranteed to rev up every petrolhead’s heartbeat. They are places inextricably linked to the roar of the engine, and the thrill of the competition.
Sure, Monte Carlo is also a playground for the rich and famous, and Monza is a beautiful, historic town perfect for the cultured tourist, but it’s motor racing that makes them special.
From all over the world the fans travel for a day of unbeatable excitement. Trouble is the accommodation is limited and the prices sky high. Many a fan has dreamed about it, even thought seriously about it, only to end up watching it on TV.
The solution to this problem is simple. Why not combine race day with a great holiday just a comfortable driving distance away. You can then enjoy both the race and a memorable holiday in a beautiful, but little known part of the Italian Riviera.
Our apartment in the charming village of Carro, nestling in the hills of the coastal province of Liguria, is ideally placed for both the Monte Carlo and Monza races.
A quick look at the map shows that an early start on the Sunday morning will get you there in good time for the green lights, and home in time for a celebratory meal after the chequered flag.
Not only can you fit in the races, but you can also enjoy all the other attractions that this beautiful part of Italy has to offer. There are lovely beaches and seafront restaurants just 40 minutes drive from the apartment, and lovely forest walks almost on your doorstep. If you want a different kind of swim the sparkling water of the secluded river Vara is just 10 minutes away.