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Visit of H.S.H. Prince Albert II to San Remo (Italy)

As part of His regular travels in territories historically linked to His family, Prince Albert II travelled to San Remo, Italy, on 28 September for a friendship visit.

In the morning, after unveiling with Mr. Alberto Biancheri, Mayor of San Remo, the commemorative sign indicating that it is one of the " Historic Grimaldi Sites of Monaco", at the entrance of the city, H.S.H. the Prince visited the sanctuary of Our Lady of the Coast (Nostra Signora della Costa).

Completed in 1630, the current church, which overlooks the city and the old district of La Pigna, features Baroque architecture. In its transept there is an altar called "Grimaldi", from the convent of the nuns of the Visitation of San Remo (partially destroyed in 1944).

The altar, which was completed in 1737, was donated by Prince Antoine I to the convent where his sister, Jeanne-Marie-Devote Grimaldi (1662-1741), known as Sister Louise-Marie-Thérèse, was a superior three times between 1709 and 1739.

On the occasion of this visit, S.A.S. the Prince discovered the painted portrait of Sister Louise-Marie-Thérèse, usually kept in the diocesan seminary of San Remo, former convent of the Visitation.

Prince Albert II had already visited the Church of Our Lady of the Coast when He was Hereditary Prince in September 1986.

Visit of H.S.H. Prince Albert II to San Remo (Italy)