Monte Carlo is a fast growing tourist destination with lots of fun to offer holiday makers. It is a city to one of the smallest Islands and countries in the world: Monaco, which carves its niche on the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco measures less than one square mile and is world famous for its gambling activities. Monte Carlo, Monaco’s only city has developed from a secluded tiny Island into one of Europe’s leading tourist resorts. Approximately 32,000 people live in Monaco and the official language is French.
The history of Monaco has it that the Grimaldi family actually purchased the Island from the Genoese sometime in the early 14th century. They had been in control of the city after establishing a new government and the Grimaldi family were key to the development of the Island in 1297. Gambling and tourism is a way of life in Monaco, and it is little wonder that Monaco is now home to many of the richest people in the world. Having about 370 acres of landscape, only smaller ships now dock at the port of Monte Carlo. From romantic gateways to family vacation hot spot to business trips, Monte Carlo plays host to millions of visitors from around the world year in year out.