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The Sol Group for its local communities: the Cathedral of Monza shines again


After six years of restoration work, the Cathedral of Monza, symbol of Brianza and architectural jewel of Lombardy, has resurfaced in all its splendour.

Of ancient and noble origins, the Cathedral was built at the end of the 6th century by Queen Teodolinda (wife of the Lombard king Autari and then of Agilulfo) as a chapel of the nearby royal palace, in an area of the small village of Monza which was considered marginal, a short distance from the Lambro River.

It was in 2013 when, as parts of the building deteriorated, the Curia and Monsignor Provasi decided to launch the project to restore the majestic façade of the Gothic Church. The work began in 2015 after two years of analysis on the state of conservation. 

United by an inseparable link with its birth town, the SOL Group contributed with an important financial donation of €70,000, specifically intended for the restoration of the Cathedral's protirum, an architectural element placed to protect and cover the main entrance of the Church.

Finally free of all the scaffolding, the building has re-emerged in all its magnificence, offering passers-by a view of its articulated stylistic details such as the two-tone marble and Renaissance protirum, emblematic peculiarities of this timeless work of art.