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January 19, 2021 | Local News

Grand Prix rumours are false, says ACM

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The ACM says it has no intention of postponing or cancelling this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, dismissing speculation the event could be scrapped again because of Covid-19....

Daily news

January 19, 2021 | Local News

New Covid resident death in Monaco

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The government has reported the death of an 87-year-old woman with Covid-19, marking the 9th coronavirus fatality in Monaco since the pandemic began and the 6th since the new year....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco’s Antonio Salvatore has gained a Michelin star for the five-table fine dining restaurant he created less than 12 months ago in the middle of a worldwide pandemic....

January 19, 2021 | Local News

Ticket sales for Rolex Masters postponed

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Organisers of the 114th Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters are “hopeful” the event will go ahead in April, despite delaying ticket sales for the popular tennis tournament....

January 19, 2021 | Local News

Female skipper takes the win

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The first regatta of the year in the Principality was won by an Italian team captained by Claudia Rossi on the Petite Terrible-Adria Ferries at the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series....

January 19, 2021 | Local News

Classroom closes after child tests positive

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

A child from the Petite Section of Stella School in Monaco has tested positive for Covid, forcing a precautionary suspension of the class until the end of the week....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

National Council President Stéphane Valeri is calling on all residents and workers in Monaco to be vaccinated as soon as possible, to put a “definitive end to this terrible pandemic". ...

January 18, 2021 | Local News

Mayor details upcoming projects 

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

In his traditional new year meeting with the press, Monaco’s Mayor Georges Marsan has revealed that the new digital Monegasque Identity Card will be rolled out in the next months....

January 18, 2021 | Local News

Green light for Monte-Carlo Rally

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The 89th Monte-Carlo Rally is underway amid tough restrictions - no spectators, strict adherence to France’s 6pm curfew, and blanket Covid testing for all involved....

January 18, 2021 | Local News

ASM take win against Montpellier

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Red and Whites have gone three for three, starting the second half of the Ligue 1 season with a three-two win against Montpellier on the opponent’s home turf....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Boris Herrmann has hit a patch of doldrums in the Atlantic during this late stage of the Vendée Globe, saying that “the sea and sky are messy.” But progress is still being rapidly made....

January 17, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Vaccination campaign: who’s in round two?

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Close to 2,400 elderly residents and health workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The next stage begins on Tuesday, targeting people in two more vulnerable categories....

January 16, 2021 | Local News

ACM cancels two major rallies

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Classic Monte-Carlo Rally and the Historic Monte-Carlo Rally have both been cancelled because of restrictions surrounding the Covid crisis....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monegasque Formula One driver Charles Leclerc says he is suffering only mild symptoms after contracting Covid-19 and is in self-quarantine at his home in the Principality....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Nice airport’s traffic fell an astounding 68.4% in 2020. Though alarming, the slow year did allow authorities to rebuild and renovate, getting a jump on creating “the airport of tomorrow”. ...

January 15, 2021 | Business & Finance

What will the EU’s recovery look like?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The European Union is about to roll out its biggest stimulus package ever seen as focus turns from Covid testing and vaccination to economic recovery. ...

January 14, 2021 | Local News

Fifth Covid victim within a fortnight

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco’s Covid fatality rate continues to rise sharply, with the death of an 88-year-old woman on Thursday....

January 14, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Noise disruption expected

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The government has warned of sound disturbances at night for the next fortnight as new worksite containers are transported to the Testimonio II construction site....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert will give a keynote speech on national resilience in the face of Covid-19 at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, designed to help set the agenda for a green recovery....

January 14, 2021 | Business & Finance

How many workers in Monaco are female?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Women made up 41% of the workforce in large companies in 2019 and the majority were French. These are just some of the findings to come out of the latest report by IMSEE....

January 14, 2021 | Business & Finance

Sportel cancelled

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

As a resurgence of the Covid pandemic brings continued uncertainty for the coming months, organisers of Sportel Winter have given up trying to pursue their February event at the Grimaldi Forum....

January 14, 2021 | Local News

Roca Team clobbers Nanterre in Euro Cup match

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Roca Team came out swinging and never stopped in their Wednesday night Euro Cup 7 Top 16 match against Nanterre, beating their opponent 93 to 65....

January 13, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Civil status figures give snapshot of 2020

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Victoria climbed to top spot for girls’ names in 2020, while Léo remained most popular for boys. Figures also show there were slightly more deaths recorded in a year marked by Covid-19....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Grimaldi Forum’s largest sponsor, CMB, has renewed its partnership for 2021, securing a world-class cultural programme for the year including the Alberto Giacometti summer expo. ...

January 13, 2021 | Local News

Through the lens: Monaco’s biodiversity

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

An exhibition by photographer JC Vinaj is putting on display the riches of Monaco through its flora and fauna in Principality of Monaco - Biodiversity under high surveillance....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Five out of six departments in the PACA region have gone beyond acceptable government-set levels of new Covid cases, according to assessments from the week of 4th to 10th January....

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January 12, 2021 | Business & Finance

Brexit and VAT explained for Monegasque companies

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

When the UK officially left the European Union on 1st January 2021, the concept of intra-community transactions between Monaco and the UK, which are exempt of VAT, ended....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We catch up with young Monegasque Olivia Dorato to talk about her brave decision to move away from a predictable life in law to the uncertain and exciting world of a singer/songwriter....

Written by: Isabella Marino

Start the year off on the right foot by saving money and the ecosystem. Sales shopping is all about timing and spotting ‘the pearl’....

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s CEO Brisa Trinchero catches up with Paul Tazewell about the intricacies of theatre design, his favourite Grace Kelly looks, and what’s to come next. ...

December 21, 2020 | Local News

5 ways to survive a Covid-19 Christmas

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

Psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe gives his take on the psychological impact of the pandemic this Christmas and a handful of seasonal survival tips. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life goes behind the scenes of the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health to discover what it takes to put together the largest, most spectacular fundraising event in the Principality....

December 10, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: Flying high with Thierry Boutsen

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

From racing the world’s fastest cars to selling the planet’s most expensive private airplanes, Thierry Boutsen has always been a man on a mission....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo has closed its gilded doors. But the luxurious hideaway has not fallen because of Covid. In fact, it will awaken even more spectacular than before. ...

November 13, 2020 | Local News

Bella’s seasonal shopping guide for Monaco

Written by: Isabella Marino

The warm colours of autumn....

November 10, 2020 | Local News

Interview: Prima Ballerina Isabella Boylston 

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

In our new series we highlight the lives and artistic work of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s Award winners. This month’s exclusive interview: Isabella Boylston....

October 30, 2020 | Business & Finance

CleanEquity: Capitalising on the energy transition

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

According to experts, now is the time for entrepreneurs and investors to take advantage of the energy transition and jump on board the EU's ambition to be a global leader....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

This is the story of Nina, the German-born Princess of Seborga who has bold plans for the future of a principality famous for its captivating past....

October 19, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Pandemic fatigue and mental health

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

It’s official. Many of us are suffering from “pandemic fatigue”. So how do we stay mentally healthy during a crisis for which there seems no end in sight?...

October 14, 2020 | Local News

A perfect pairing

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hermitage Hotel continues to deliver on its promise of exciting new experiences, this time offering a gastronomic weekend with two Michelin star Chef Philippe Mille....

October 8, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: MonacoTech Director Lionel Galfré

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life talks to the director of the Principality’s business incubator about the importance of nurturing start-ups and what it means for Monaco. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Tokeny is the start-up that has not only been entrusted with protecting investors on Monaco’s digital platform, it also has the enormous responsibility of protecting Monaco's reputation....

July 24, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Interview: Leader of ‘Modern Cuisine’ Yannick Alléno

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

There was only one way the Hermitage Hotel could celebrate its reopening after three months of slumber, and that was with powerhouse chef Yannick Alléno. ...

July 22, 2020 | Local News

Communicating with orcas

Written by: Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta

In part one of this two-part orca series, animal advocate Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta speaks to Pierre Robert de Latour – aka the Orca Whisperer....

June 23, 2020 | Local News

Back to a St Tropez summer

Written by: Isabella Marino

Lifestyle and fashion contributor Isabella Marino heads back to St Tropez post lockdown to re-appreciate all the flavours of this eclectic seaside town. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life interviews Transition Forum speaker Rinat Guy about Tel Aviv’s similarities with Monaco and her role in helping to position the city as one of the world's leading urban destinations....

Princely Family

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco features as the backdrop for Charlotte Casiraghi’s first advertisement with Chanel, but that’s not the only reason why the fashion photoshoot pulled at her heart strings....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

In his NYE address, Prince Albert has assured citizens of his “commitment to leading the Principality out of this health crisis towards a more stable, prosperous and just future.”...

December 29, 2020 | Local News

Prince continues to rally behind storm victims

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has returned to the region ravaged by Storm Alex in October to show his continued support and handover some much needed equipment for rebuilding efforts. ...

December 27, 2020 | Local News

Christmas at the Palace

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene has spread a little virtual Christmas cheer, sharing hilarious snaps of Prince Albert getting in the festive spirit - a playful contrast to the Palace's holiday family portrait. ...

December 23, 2020 | Local News

Charlotte Casiraghi lands dream partnership

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Charlotte Casiraghi has been named Chanel’s Ambassador in a move that formalises her relationship with a brand she has had links to since she was a teen. ...

December 17, 2020 | Local News

Monaco’s trend-setting Princess

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Sporting a new punk-style undercut, Princess Charlene, together with Prince Albert and their children, have handed out gifts to Monaco’s littlest citizens at the Prince’s Palace. ...

December 17, 2020 | Local News

Little Princess baptises namesake vessel

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The new flagship boat of Monaco’s Maritime and Airport Police Division, ‘Princess Gabriella’, has been inaugurated by the little princess whose name it bears....

December 15, 2020 | Local News

Prince Albert receives Golden Eagle of Nice

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s head of state has been honoured with the ‘Aigla Nissarda’, or Niçoise Golden Eagle, highlighting his ongoing support and contributions to the city of Nice....

November 23, 2020 | Local News

Show stealers: The little prince and princess

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Palace and Princess Charlene have shared too-cute-for-words photos from Monaco’s National Day of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, whose adorably cheeky side was on full display....

November 19, 2020 | Local News

Photos: National Day celebrations

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Jacques joined his father Prince Albert II in a salute and ceremonial attire for National Day duties on Thursday, alongside his sister Princess Gabriella and mother Princess Charlene....

November 19, 2020 | Local News

Who were this year’s recognised heroes?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s National Day honours not only the country and its prince, but distinguishes those who make the country what it is. This year, the country celebrated its everyday heroes....

November 17, 2020 | Local News

Special Order of Grimaldi honours

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As part of National Day celebrations, Prince Albert this year wanted to honour all the men and women who have been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 in Monaco....

October 13, 2020 | Local News

Next stop: Sarajevo

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As part of a wider tour of Eastern Europe this month, Prince Albert has visited Sarajevo, where he was presented the Keys to the City and was made an honorary citizen....

October 11, 2020 | Local News

Prince visits storm-ravaged valleys

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has visited Saint-Martin Vésubie and Roquebillière to see first-hand the devastation caused by Storm Alex as recovery efforts continue with the help of Monegasque reinforcements....

October 9, 2020 | Local News

Prince officially welcomed by Serbia

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert II has made a two-day diplomatic visit to Serbia where he met with President Aleksandar Vučić and witnessed the signing of a new economic agreement....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

HSH Princess Charlene has been in Tbilisi, Georgia, this week with her Foundation, meeting and inspiring young athletes.  ...

September 26, 2020 | Local News

Prince honours Sting at red carpet gala

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Hollywood stars have gathered in Monaco to support Prince Albert and the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health, while rock legend Sting was honoured for his environmental activism....

September 23, 2020 | Local News

Water bike challenge pulls in major funds

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene’s epic fundraising adventure, The Crossing: Calvi – Monaco Water Bike Challenge, has raised more than €600,000 for her charity....

September 20, 2020 | Local News

210kg waste collected on World Clean Up Day

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has set an example in Monaco and taken part in World Clean Up Day with his children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella....

September 13, 2020 | Local News

Princess’ Serenity wins The Crossing

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene has led her team to victory in the gruelling 24-hour water bike relay from Corsica to Monaco against her brother's team 'Notorious'....

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“But as delicious and delightful as Rampoldi is, Antonio Salvatore wanted to offer something more, something intimate and special, something that could take him one step closer to his dream.” My story about one of Monaco’s oldest restaurants and the new La Table d’Antonio Salvatore is now online at monacolife.net

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View of part of the "Port de Fontvieille" marina 🔱 in Monaco 🇲🇨
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