Latest news

“The Legend lives on!” Maona Opens its Doors and other Monaco news

If you don’t have much time to follow the news but like to stay updated here is our Saturday digest with the latest developments and topics covered last week in the media.

“The Legend lives on!” Maona Opens its Doors in the presence of the Princely Family

HSH Prince Albert II officially inaugurated the highly anticipated Maona Monte-Carlo on Tuesday 4 July, surrounded by members of the Princely family. The SBM’s new club brings back the swinging 60s and 70s to the Côte d’Azur. Its idyllic setting, right by the water, boasts an open-air cabaret atmosphere. The club is complete with Mediterranean cuisine and Monegasque specialties, a cocktail bar with vintage creations by Giancarlo Mancino and a “Belle Epoque” soundtrack by the electro label ‘Bon Entendeur’. Maona Monte-Carlo is quickly becoming the quintessential hot spot for summer nights in Monaco.

SBM appoints Alfonso Ciulla as New Artistic Director

The SBM’s new Deputy Artistic Director, Alfonso Ciulla, was appointed by Deputy Chairman Stephane Valeri on Monday 3 July.
Alfonso Ciulla and Gilles Marsan @SBM

The SBM’s new Deputy Artistic Director, Alfonso Ciulla, was appointed by Deputy Chairman Stephane Valeri on Monday 3 July. After joining the Artistic Direction team of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, Alfonso Ciulla was using his experience in the Principality to assist the current Artistic Director, Gilles Marsan, before succeeding him at the end of this year.

“Working in this environment was my childhood dream. Coming to exercise my passion at the Société des Bains de Mer sounds like an accomplishment to me. I am honoured and eager to challenge myself and participate in great projects,” says Alfonso Ciulla.

Baby the Elephant, Rescued by Princess Stephanie, Rests in Peace after being Cared for Lovingly

Beloved Baby the Elephant Rescued by Princess Stephanie Rests in Peace
Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash

It’s a wonderful love story going back 10 years … love for animals, the same love that Prince Rainier displayed all his life and has been carried forward by Princess Stephanie.

A decade ago when two beautiful Elephants, Baby and Nepal were in their forties they were under the cloud of a death sentence. It was announced they might have caught tuberculosis from Java the elephant where they were being taken care of and on display to the public at Lyon Zoo. The Zoo was looking after them for Gilbert Edelstein, director of the Pinder circus.

Leclerc’s British GP hopes dashed by the Ferrari SF23’s lack of pace


Combine a Grand Prix track with really fast corners and a Ferrari SF 23, that despite a package of improvements introduced in the last Grand Prix in Austria, still lacks pace … and you have the recipe for a lacklustre result at Silverstone.

Ferrari expected a challenging British Grand Prix weekend. Charles Leclerc knew it, even though he was still disappointed that the team’s cars only managed to score points towards the bottom of the range.

The writing was on the wall when McLaren started stealing the show during Qualifying. A superb run by Norris, and similarly by his teammate, the Australian rookie Oscar Piastri, put them 2nd and 3rd on the grid.

Tragic accidental death of rifleman Sylvain Panizzi of the Prince’s Carabinieri Corps

Palace guards

It is with great sadness that the Prince’s Carabinieri Corps has announced the accidental death of the rifleman Sylvain PANIZZI, which occurred on July 9th 2023 at the age of 32.

Committed to the Corps for 8 years, single and passionate about sport, he lost his life during a sports parachuting jump session in Saint-Amadou (09) during his leave.

The Prince’s Government joined the Prince’s Carabinieri in announcing the sorrowful news and disclosed it shares the pain of the family and the Prince’s Carabinieri Corps and sent them its most sincere condolences.

Show More
Back to top button