November 19, 2011
OUR FINAL VISIT ON THE TOUR OF CROATIA, MALTA, SICILY, ITALY and the FRENCH RIVIERA
After visiting the palace courtyard and walking around the streets of Monaco, we stopped and had lunch outside at a small cafe. We rejoined our tour group and headed to our last stop, the casino of Monte Carlo. Because of the time of day, the casino was not open, and we were unable to tour inside. We walked around the casino and a small park just a few blocks away. Then we returned to the ship for our departure to Rome.
Monte Carlo is an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco.
Monte Carlo is widely known for its casino and its prominence. The permanent population is about 15,000 in Quarter. Monte Carlo quarter includes not only Monte Carlo proper where the Le Grand Casino is located, it also includes the neighbourhoods of Saint-Michel, Saint-Roman/Tenao, and the beach community of Larvotto. It is also one of Monaco’s 10 wards, with a population of 3,500. It borders the French town of Beausoleil (sometimes referred to as Monte-Carlo-Supérieur).
YET TO COME….
While this is my last post of the places we visited, I still have a couple of additional posts from this trip. My upcoming posts will include a collection of “The Doors of Italy” as I capture several very unique doors throughout our visit. I will also have a post of “Door Knocker”, as there were many unique ones. I will also have a collection of “Windows To Antiquity” and finally, a few images of the Regent Seven Seas Cruise cruise ship that took us to all these wonderful ports around the Adriatic, Ionian, Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian Seas.