Old Monaco Alleyway

Monte Carlo, Monaco

If you haven’t visited Monte Carlo before, you probably have a pre-conceived idea of what it looks like. I know I did. My thoughts were based on watching movies, reading books, and watching the Monaco Gran Prix on television. When I visited Monte Carlo, many of these ideas were reinforced. But there is a side of the city that I was unprepared for: Old Monaco.

Pre-modern buildings and small alleyways are the norm in this section of the city. Walking down the streets and alleys, I felt transported to the past. Walking around Old Monaco, I could almost hear the people hawking their wares and the bustle of everyday life a hundred years ago. This particular alley is pretty typical of what you see in Old Monaco. Very different from the rest of the city.