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Events, shows, music, art, dance, environment and sustainability, boating, sports and more.

Every week something important happens in Monaco and every Friday between 10.20 and 10.35am I speak live from Monaco on Radio Monte Carlo, to tell listeners from all over Italy and a part of the Côte d’Azur, the news of the week.

All news with photos are also immediately published on the official website of Radio Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco section.

And for special but also exceptional events, I am on the air at any time, even with my article and photos of the news published on the radio website.

Stay tuned!
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30th ANNIVERSARY, A.S. STAR TEAM FOR THE CHILDREN MC

29th WORLD STARS FOOTBALL MATCH, Stade Louis II Monaco, at 19pm, Tuesday 24 Mai 2022.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Charles Leclerc in 2019 ©JM Folleté

Thirty years of solidarity and awareness-raising by organising football matches, ski and go-kart races and golf tournaments in Monaco and throughout Europe. A commitment and a mission that has never failed.

2022 is an important year for the STAR TEAM FOR THE CHILDREN Association, as its 30th anniversary marks the achievement of this prestigious and rewarding goal. A goal that will be celebrated together with champions of many sports for the traditional WORLD STARS FOOTBALL MATCH, now in its 29th edition.
The appointment is scheduled for Tuesday 24 May at 7pm, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco, for the encounter between STAR TEAM FOR THE CHILDREN and ALL STARS FORMULA 1 DRIVERS, on the occasion of the Grand Prix that will take place from 26 to 29 May 2022.
The match will be broadcasted live on SKY SPORT F1 HD.
It will be an opportunity to celebrate 30 years of activity in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Honorary President and founder, together with Mauro Serra, of the STAR TEAM FOR THE CHILDREN Association and to thank the 285 members, players and celebrities, the public and sponsors who, over three decades, have accompanied and supported over 100 sporting and charitable events. Initiatives born with a single goal: to raise funds to help children in need and less fortunate in the world.

The STAR TEAM FOR THE CHILDREN Association renews the invitation to meet at the stadium on 24 May. It will be a great return after three years of absence due to the health emergency. A unique appointment with the champions who represent the history of sport today and yesterday, united and close to the public to achieve the most important result: the victory of solidarity.

TICKETS AT THE STADIUM LOUIS II – Tribune d’Honneur 15€ et Tribune Première 12€.From 9 AM to 6 PM on SATURDAY 21, SUNDAY 22, MONDAY 23 AND TUESDAY 24 MAY 2022. Free entry for children under 14 accompanied by an adult.

ePRIX MONACO 2022, LIVE FROM THE PIT LANE ON ITALIA 1 CHANNEL TV

For the 5th Formula E Grand Prix of Monaco, which took place on Saturday 30 April, I was a live guest in the pre-race special broadcast on Italia 1 (Mediaset Group TV Channel). As last year, it was an opportunity to talk about technological innovation, electric and hybrid cars and the long history between Monte Carlo and motorsport. A few minutes from the start of the race we told the previews of Top Marques Monaco, the show entirely dedicated to luxury and super sports cars, which will take place from 8 to 12 June and of which Radio Monte Carlo is the media partner.
Thanks for the invitation and for the great experience to colleagues of Mediaset Sport!

ePrix Monaco 2022 Pit Lane ©GO

THE PRIZES OF THE 19th MONTE-CARLO FILM FESTIVAL DE LA COMÉDIE

Il comes to the end the 19° Edition of the Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie, directed by Ezio Greggio, from the 25 to the 30th of April in Monaco.

Movie Legend Award to Stefania Sandrelli on stage with Ezio Greggio, Alessandro Cattelan, Cristina Marino ©MCFF-S.Chiappalone

The Jury, Paul Haggis (President), Tom Leeb, Clara Ponsot and Pierpaolo Spollon have finally decided the Prizes. 

The Canadian Film Babysitter  gets 2 prizes for Best Film and Best Actor to Steve Laplante. 

The spanish Director Dani De la Orden  is the Best Director for Mamá o papá, a film that also gets the Best Actress prize to Miren Ibarguren. 

The Danish film Miss Viborg gets the Special Jury Award for an outstanding first feature film.

Also, The  Monte Carlo Film Festival Jury wanted to  give a prize to Odd-Magnus Williamson per Best Screenwriting with Nothing to Laugh About.

The italian comedy Una Boccata d’aria directed by Alessio Lauria gets the Premio del Pubblico ( Popular Jury Prize).

Finally, the Short Comedy Award prize goes to A guide to dining out in Nairobi (Kenya).

GUESTS, GALA NIGHT AND WINNERS
Ezio Greggio, together with Cristina Marino (Il talento del Calabrone, Vacanze ai Caraibi), will host the Gala award ceremony where international talents will be attending, winners of this edition of the Festival. Stefania Sandrelli (Divorzio all’Italiana, C’eravamo tanto amati, Prosciutto, prosciutto) confirmed her presence as  special guest, being honored of the Movie Legend Award, while also Luca  Argentero (Doc-nelle tue mani, Le fate Ignoranti-la serie, Come un gatto in tangenziale-ritorno a Coccia de Morto) will receive a lifetime achievement award. The talented actress Ludovica Martino, known for the famous tv series Skam, together with the teenidol Lorenzo Zurzolo  (Baby, Summertime, Eo) will receive the Next Generation Award as Best Under30 Performer. Plus, Giancarlo Commare ( SkamAncora più bello, Sempre più belloMaschile Singolare) will be awarded as Monte Carlo Film Festival-Next Generation Comedy Award winner for his performance in the film Ancora più bello. Chairman of the Jury Paul Haggis (Crash-contatto fisico, Million Dollar Baby) will receive the prestigious Movie Legend Award. Among the stars attending the gala, the showman Piero Chiambretti, the famous journalist Cesara Buonamici, the former Juventus football player Andrea Barzagli, the histrionic anchorman Alessandro Cattelan and the charming Turkish actor Can Yaman, who we will watch soon on tv in “Sandokan”. During the evening the member of the Jury Tom Leeb will sing the song Sun.
The event, in collaboration with EFG Bank (Monaco), has always been held under the High Patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II de Monaco and of the Italian Embassy.

It was a pleasure to collaborate again this year with the organization of the MCFF.
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MOHAMED SALAH WINS THE 19th GOLDEN FOOT AWARD

“It’s a special prize because it was won by many world football legends”.

The Golden Foot LEGEND Award 2021 goes to Daniel Alves, Paolo Maldini, Günther Netzer, Gabriele Oriali and Kelly Smith. The Golden Foot Prestige Award to Gabriele Gravina, President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

In Monte Carlo on November 29, the prestigious awards were awarded and the footprints of the champions of football will be on the Champions Promenade in Monte Carlo.

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Ten candidates and only one winner. The 19th Golden Foot Award went to Liverpool FC player Mohamed Salah: “I am always very happy when I win an award. The Golden Foot Award has a special meaning for me, because it has been won by many legends of world football. For this reason, I consider it a truly special award”.

The awards ceremony underwent a change of plans as the winner was unable to personally collect the award on stage due to the new health restrictions. He arrived in the Principality of Monaco in the afternoon to witness his presence and immediately left for Liverpool, leaving his wife to take the stage during the Champion’s Gala to collect the Golden Foot Award 2021.

The Golden Foot Award is the only award that can be won only once in a career and that opens the doors to the only place in the world, where the greatest footballers of all time leave their footprints for eternity: the famous Champions Promenade in the Principality of Monaco.

Voting took place on the official website www.goldenfoot.com and ended on October 31st. The 10 active champions, selected for this edition and who have turned 28 years of age, were: Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Giorgio Chiellini, Neymar Jr., Mohamed Salah, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Aguero, Gerard Piqué, Karim Benzema, Romelu Lukaku.

This year, the Golden Foot Legend Award went to Daniel Alves, Paolo Maldini, Günther Netzer, Gabriele Orialiand the British women’s football champion Kelly Smith, while the Golden Foot Prestige Award, established in 2020, celebrated Gabriele Gravina, President of the FIGC (Italian Football Federation), distinguished for the results achieved in his career.

Conceived and organized by World Champions Club in the Principality of Monaco, the Golden Foot Award was born in 2003 and since its first edition it has been under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Presenting the 19th Golden Foot Award was Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stephanie of Monaco. 

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5th MONTE-CARLO GALA FOR PLANETARY HEALTH

HSH PRINCE ALBERT II CELEBRATED SHARON STONE FOR HER HUMANITARIAN COMMITMENT. 

L-R: H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sharon Stone ©Eric Mathon Palais Princier

A very special evening, probably the most important event of the year in the Principality of Monaco, because it is dedicated to the Planet, Oceans, Humanity and all this is really the priority that concerns everyone.

It was a privilege to be there to follow the arrival of so many important and famous guests, but above all it was the confirmation that only by working together can we act concretely, as HSH Prince Albert II continues to repeat , when he talks about climate change, biodiversity, water resources, pollution and humanitarian commitment.

The 5th Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health took place on Thursday 23 September at the Prince’s Palace, for the first time at the Sovereign’s home. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is the world’s leading Foundation for the protection of the environment, focusing its efforts on climate change, biodiversity, and water resources. This year the FPA2 is proud to join forces with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, which is committed to both saving and inspiring young lives with educational and development initiatives. 

Ms. Stone acknowledged her special bond by stating, “It is a joy and an honor to share this evening with my long-time dear friend and compatriot His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco. We have known each other our entire adult lives and once again our friendship deepens as we share this common goal. It is with great humility that I accept this honor to serve at His command.” 
In her speech and in reference to the health of our world and ourselves during the pandemic, Ms. Stone stated, “One of the things that happens most directly during these times that we stay alone is that we understand the importance of being present. When you see what’s happening to our environment, we understand most predominately what being present in ourselves and in our world means.”
She reminded the Gala audience that walking past a plastic bottle in the street should instead be a simple thing to pick up and recycle. “You can change your individual behavior and your individual sense of responsibility and care” ending with, “I would like to ask all to consider doing this effort that you’ve made this evening a regular daily basis. When you go out, don’t be too proud to pick up the trash.”

HSH Prince Albert the II of Monaco addressed the Monte Carlo Gala audience with a reminder of the continuing theme of the Gala – the protection of our environment and the impact of climate change. “Our Lives have Changed, our society has changed, our future has changed,” declared the Sovereign. “…the world has grasped the dramatic scale of the climate challenge we are facing. …Because what unites us is not only the urgency…It is also a sense of responsibility.“We must refuse closing our eyes faced with situations that concern us all, whatever our circumstances and wherever we live…the deterioration of the ocean has devastating effects on the coastal population and on humanity as a whole…plastic pollution contaminates the food chain and contaminates each one of us. …that the disappearance of the most fragile ecosystems, such as the corals, will deprive us of essential resources in the future.” His gratitude to those in attendance came with the assurance of “we will do our utmost to be worthy of your confidence.”

L-R: Lucas Bravo, Pom Klementieff, H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sharon Stone, Orlando Bloom, Jessica Michel, Milutin Gatsby, Mélanie Laurent, Gaspard Ulliel ©Eric Mathon Palais Princier

Some celebrities at gala: Orlando Bloom, Alì Jay, Gaspard Ulliel, Lucas Bravo (Emily in Paris), Jon KortaJarena, Julian Lennon, Pom Klementieff, Melanie Laurent, Prado Fonseca, Isabeli Fontana, Cindy Kimberly, Frida Aasen, Sofia Resing.

Launched in 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has become a leading NGO for the preservation and education of sustainable development on a global scale. For fifteen years, the Foundation has significantly contributed to almost 700 projects focused on three main areas – climate change, biodiversity and water.

Presided by HSH the Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health is organised by His Foundation and Mr. Milutin Gatsby, Global Fundraising Chairman, with the support of the Monaco Yacht Show, the Oceanographic Institute, the Yacht Club of Monaco, the Société des Bains de Mer and the Monaco Private Label.

Monte-Carlo Gala Honorees
2017: Leonardo DiCaprio (Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean)
2018: Orlando Bloom (Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean)
2019: Robert Redford (Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean)
2020: Sting (Monte Carlo Gala for Planetary Health)
2021: Sharon Stone (Lifetime Achievement Award)

MONTE CARLO TIMES, SEPTEMBER 2021

In this issue the article dedicated to the new green route of the Yacht Club of Monaco.

The Principality of Monaco and the sea is an everlasting, deep and indissoluble bond. In a complicated period for everything and everyone, it is crucial to have a vision capable of going beyond, of imagining today how it should be tomorrow. The “Monaco, Capital of Yachting” project aims to position the Principality as a reference point for the sector worldwide. This is the vision of the Yacht Club of Monaco, which to achieve it has embarked on a new route, aiming with ambition at a strictly eco-responsible development and thus reflecting the will of its President, Prince Albert II, in collaboration with the foundation that bears his name (FPA2).

GOLDEN FOOT AWARD 2021

Only one winner out of 10 candidates will leave his own footprint for all eternity on the famous Champions’ Promenade of the Principality of Monaco.

©Golden Foot Award

Voting to elect the footballer who will be awarded the prestigious Golden Foot Award 2021 is officially open.

Ten candidates and only one winner, chosen exclusively by the supporters and football lovers in the world. Everybody can express their preference, connecting directly to the official web site www.goldenfoot.com until the 31st October 2021. Who will succeed Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2020 winner?

Here are the 10 star champions in the running for the 19th Golden Foot Award:
Lionel MessiRobert LewandowskiGiorgio ChielliniNeymar Jr.Mohamed SalahSergio RamosSergio AgüeroGerard PiquéKarim BenzemaRumelu Lukaku.

The Golden Foot Award can be awarded only to footballers in activity, having turned 28. It is the unique prize worldwide which can be given a player only once in his career and the recognition that opens doors of the famous Champions’ Promenade in the Principality of Monaco, the only place in the world where all the footprints of those champions who wrote “the history of football” are collected.  

Maradona, Pelé, Eusebio, Zinédine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best, Zlatan IbrahimovicRoberto Baggio, are among the 80 star players who were awarded the prize and left their footprints forever.

The Awards Ceremony and the laying of footprints of the 19th Golden Foot Award will take place on the 29thNovember 2021 in the Principality of Monaco, on the occasion of the prestigious Champion’s Gala at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo.

In addition, the Golden Foot Legend Award will be given to some unforgettable champions of the past and the Golden Foot Prestigeestablished in 2020, reserved exclusively to a club president in activity, who stood out for the results achieved by his team.

The Golden Foot Award, conceived and organized by the World Champions Club in the Principality of Monaco, was born in 2003 and since its first edition it has been under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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ZUCCHERO SUGAR FORNACIARI LIVE IN MONTE CARLO, THE JOY OF RETURNING TO A CONCERT AND TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Talking and writing about music is one of my favorite activities, as well as imagining and organizing events where music is an essential element, whether it’s a DJ set, or a live show by an artist or a band. But returning to attend a live concert and then telling listeners and readers about it was a very special moment.

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari had already been there in Monte Carlo, I also had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing him many years ago. The artistic direction of the Societé des Bains de Mer wanted it again in concert in the Salle des Étoiles on Sunday 25 July, for the Sporting Summer Festival 2021. When they called me to attend INACUSTICO LIVE by Zucchero I accepted with enthusiasm. A tour of only 15 concerts and one of these in Monaco. Unmissable!
I was sure that, once again, the great artist would leave his mark with his music, in front of an international audience.

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GALA OF MONACO RED CROSS, EMOTIONS UNDER THE STARS WITH JAMIE CULLUM

It was truly a special evening for the approximately 700 participants who, on Friday 16 July, gathered in the new Place of Casino and it was a privilege to be part of it. The Gala of the Monegasque Red Cross, organized by the Societé des Bains de Mer, took place outdoors and for the occasion the event became the first “Summer Concert”, starring the British artist Jamie Cullum.

S.A.S. le Prince Albert II et S.A.R. la Princesse de Hanovre entoures de Monsieur et Madame Gareth Wittstock, Charlotte Casiraghi-Rassam, Andrea et Tatiana Casiraghi, Beatrice et Pierre Casiraghi. ©Palais Princier/SBM

Prince Albert II, president of the Monegasque Red Cross, arrived at 8.30 pm and with him were his sister, Princess Caroline of Hannover with the three children Casiraghi: Pierre accompanied by his wife Béatrice, Andrea with his wife Tatiana and Charlotte, but without her husband Dimitri Rassam. Also absent is the wife of the Sovereign, Princess Charlène, who is in South Africa. Present the brother of the Princess of Monaco, Gareth Wittstock with her consort.

At 10.30 pm Jamie Cullum took the stage, a magnificent performance in a night under the stars different from all those preceded by over a year and a half.

Jamie Cullum. ©Palais Princier/SBM

An event that honored the great work done by the Monegasque Red Cross, to which the proceeds from the gala are destined to support its humanitarian actions.