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Visit of H.S.H. Prince Albert II to Lucciana (Corsica)

On Tuesday 6 September, H.S.H. Prince Albert II visited the commune of Lucciana, in Haute-Corse, to officially inaugurate the Mariana Archaeological Museum - Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

Opened more than a year ago, this exhibition and research centre, which has been awarded the "Musée de France" certification, presents objects from the excavations on the Roman and early Christian site of Mariana.

Accompanied by a large Monegasque delegation from the Sovereign Household, the Government, the National Council and the Communal Council, and in the presence of leading Corsican personalities, the Sovereign Prince visited this contemporary museum which retraces a part of the ancient and medieval history of Corsica.

In 2003, Prince Rainier III and Hereditary Prince Albert, accompanied by two hundred pilgrims from the Principality, commemorated the 17th centenary of the martyrdom of Saint Devote, patron saint of the Principality and Corsica, in Lucciana, in the Cathedral of the Canonica.

The links between Monaco and Lucciana have continued to strengthen since the two municipalities were twinned in 2009. As the birthplace and location of the martyrdom of the patroness of the Sovereign Family, the Corsican commune belongs to the network of Grimaldi historical sites in Monaco. H.S.H. the Prince took advantage of this visit to officially unveil the plaque commemorating the membership of this association, in the company of Mr José Galletti, mayor of the commune. Lucciana will take part in the 4th meeting of the Grimaldi Historical Sites which will take place on 10 and 11 June 2023 on the Place du Palais.

Visit of H.S.H. Prince Albert II to Lucciana (Corsica)