In travel plans, a visit to the state of Monaco was not made in advance. But, since these places were nearby, we decided to visit as many attractions in the district as possible. Basking in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, on the shore of one of the French towns, we were visited by the thought of a trip and a visit to a neighboring small, but so famous state. From this moment our Slavic heads suffered towards new adventures.
Before crossing the border, which led to many tunnels laid in the rocks, it was already clear that we were heading to a fairly hilly area. After the border, surprise about how you can travel around these parts without a car has increased. Basically, the road passed through many tunnels interconnected by small open sections of a regular road. Naturally no hiking trails. Continue reading
In 1988, Prince Albert was appointed President of the Organizing Committee of the Monte Carlo Television Festival, held annually in the Principality in February, to which hundreds of television experts come. Here his interest in communications and technological innovations taking place in this industry is fully manifested.
Albert had to solve another important problem. For a long time, the principality appeared on the black list of the international commission on combating money laundering. The Principality has gained fame as an offshore zone, where billions of dollars flowed from financial fraud around the world. Albert Grimaldi did everything to improve the reputation of the country: together with Rainier III, Albert achieved the exclusion of the principality from the “black” lists. Continue reading
Monegasques (as the locals call themselves) manage from time to time to solve their “housing problem” without declaring war on neighboring France. Land is taken from the sea, filling new areas with earth. Thus, the area of Fontvieille with an area of 220,000 square meters appeared. meters. Is it worth mentioning that a meter of land in Monaco costs crazy money?
All can be kings. The ancient family of Grimaldi ruled the principality from the fourteenth century: it turns out that this is the oldest ruling dynasty in Europe. If other European monarchs have long lost their leadership status and exist mainly “for prestige”, then the Prince of Monaco still solves all the political and economic issues of the country. Continue reading