Pamela Fiori Chronicles Monaco’s Illustrious History In Her New Book, In The Spirit Of Monte Carlo

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Pamela Fiori’s new book, In the Spirit of Monte Carlo, published by Assouline, explores the luxurious, old-fashioned, glamorous, Eden-like district of the principality of Monaco. Today, perfectly manicured and architecturally grand, it is the most expensive piece of real estate on the planet–remarkle considering it was once poor, virtually uninhabitable, and rather inaccessible.

In the Spirit of Monte Carlo chronicles Monte Carlo’s history from its ancient Phoenician origins to the more than 700-year-old Grimaldi dynasty, the creation of the powerful Société des Bains de Mer, the artists and socialites who put Monaco on the map and how Hollywood’s darling Grace Kelly attracted the celebrity spotlight.

The book also covers Monte Carlo’s vibrant arts and culture scene, the legendary Grand Prix race, and the recent controversial metamorphosis of the cityscape. Featuring interviews with Monegasques, long time residents, and frequent and famous visitors, In the Spirit of Monte Carlo includes an insider’s guide with Fiori’s selection of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, shopping, attractions, and activities in Monte Carlo.

In the Spirit of Monte Carlo is available for purchase at ASSOULINE boutiques worldwide and on


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