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Top 10 stories of the week about Monaco

Now in the summer season the cultural life of Monaco is reach in events: new galleries and exhibitions open up, new gastronomy projects, new athletic achievements… So here we selected 10 most interesting stories to keep you updated.

1. The lord of beauty, Rossano Ferretti, conquers Monaco

Star stylist Rossano Ferretti opens the beauty salon Rossano Ferretti HairSpa in the Principality.

Black and white, glazed, and harmonious lines are the core of the brand of the 21stbeauty salon of the talented and innovative master of haircuts, Rossano Ferretti, which opened on the 1st of July. He is a successful owner of elegant salons in the most enviable parts of the world, from Paris, Milan, Madrid to Miami, Shanghai and the Maldives. An exclusive hairdressing salon definitely needs an exclusive location, so the new residence for HairSpa was constructed in the Hotel de Paris in the most central square of Monaco.

2. Drinking Water Crisis: Prince visits residents at Jardins d’Apolline

Brown tap water

“We are in a major crisis situation. This situation must be addressed by exceptional measures,” Franck Lobono, spokes person of the group of inhabitants of the Jardins d’Apolline, who is also a resident in the domain property complex, devotes a large part of his time to the technical problems of the Complex and their health and social consequences.

3. Uniforms at Monaco schools: to be or not to be?

School uniforms Monaco

An information meeting for parents of students from the Ecole de La Condamine, which will return to the CP class, CE1 and CE2 classes in September, has been held recently to discuss the use of school uniforms.

4. Made in Monaco: Venturi Automobiles, experts in the most advanced technologies

Venturi Volage Detroit 2010.
Venturi Volage Detroit 2010. Source:

Venturi Automobiles ventured into the universe of electric cars in 1984 and now this French founded, Monegasque based company has gone on to become a highly established multinational automotive manufacturer that designs, manufactures and sells luxury electric vehicles. They are paving the way for an industrial sector of the future, one that is more sustainable and aims to work in harmony with the environment. Through this HelloMonaco ‘Made in Monaco’ series, we will discover the history of this company, how they came about and their goals.

5. The academic year in Monaco is concluded: big dreams for the International University of Monaco


Graduation hats soar above laughter and tears on the Salle des Princess’ stage. 286 graduates, representing more than 75 nationalities, in front of a room filled with 1,300 relatives. The academic year at the International University of Monaco concluded in a beautiful ceremony, marked by a proud pedagogical team and its director, Jean-Philippe Muller.

6. New legislation for night shift workers in Monaco

Night shift legislation Monaco

Recently, elected officials adopted a bill to ensure night shift workers’ health be better monitored and that they obtain additional pension rights.

The elected representatives tabled a bill on the regulation of night shifts. This is the first proposal from the Renaissance List, represented by Eric Elena, the only elected member of this list in 2013, now attached to the New Majority group.

7. Pierre Casiraghi and his Malizia crew ever faster

Pierre Casiraghi and his Malizia crew

Sunday 2nd July 2017. The second stage of the GC32 Racing Tour 2017 was held in Villasimius, southern Sardinia, the first time the Italian island has hosted these latest generation foiling catamarans. Seven teams were on the start, including the Monegasque GC32 Malizia, helmed by Pierre Casiraghi.

8. Top 6 Monaco Princely News: charity evening and official visits

Monaco Disease Power
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Source:

Prince Albert attends charity evening celebrating 10 years of Monaco Disease Power

For its 10th anniversary, the Monaco Disease Power association organized a unique evening. Everything was exceptionally put together for the event. The setting was the legendary Yacht Club of Monaco.The evening included a raffle with unpublished lots: a watch offered from the prestigious Franck Muller house, a trip to Mauritius with a stay at the Anahita hotel and a cruise on one of the splendid ships from the Star Clippers company. An auction also took place during the evening, which included works by famous artists Robert Combas, One Teas and Jean-François Bollié, and a watch which belonged to Prince Albert II.

9. Italian roots for La Trattoria


Sporting Monte-Carlo’s La Trattoria announces their new chef, Robbie Pepin, for the 2017 season.

But he’s not a newcomer—Pepin had already been the sous chef at the opening of the restaurant eight years ago. So what brought him back?

10. Prince Honore IV: Prisoner of the French Revolution

Honore IV
Prince Honore IV

Honore IV was born on May 17, 1758 in Paris, to his parents Prince Honore III and Princess Maria-Caterina de Brignole-Sale. This prince, perhaps, experienced more life challenges than any other Grimaldi. Most of his hardships were caused by the French Revolution.

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