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Described as “a major first for Monaco”, an event inspired by the grand Venetian balls will take place over several days in February.
The theme of “Venice in Monte-Carlo” will be “love”, and the event will inaugurate the season of prestigious carnivals throughout the world, visitmonaco says.
On Friday February 3, the opening party will take place at the Monaco Yacht Club, with artists and acrobats in period costumes.
On the following evening, a lavish and sophisticated Grand Venetian Ball, held under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert, will take place at the Salle d’Etoiles, following a gastronomic dinner. The three-day event will draw to a close on Sunday, February 5, and a parade of fifty or so artists in period Venetian costumes will take place in the Place du Casino and at the Café de Paris, where hot chocolate will be offered to children.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church has started making online videos of their weekly sermons in English, so parishioners don’t have to miss out during the lockdown.
The National Council says it wants to keep the Condamine and Monte-Carlo markets open, despite the closure of all food markets this week across France.
The government has added psychologists to the team at Monaco’s Covid-19 call centre as a growing number of people seek advice on how to cope with isolation and fear.
The National Council is calling on the Prince’s government to create a makeshift hospital in preparation for a surge in coronavirus cases in the Principality.