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Yes, we drove more than two thousand km in Italy before arriving at the incredible Monaco, a city, a country. Apart from Vatican City, Monaco is the smallest country in the world. It is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the French Riviera and tax-free status. It's also the place where the rich and famous come - full of luxurious hotels, resorts and casinos. It can be compared to Las Vegas or Dubai, however, on a much smaller scale - the entire area of Monaco is just 2 square kilometers (less than 1 mile)!

Monaco had never been a destination I dreamed of visiting. However, we were so close after passing through Cinque Terre that we decided to extend to France and later to Monaco. We drove a lot to get there but the closest airport is Nice and from Nice you can take a bus for 1.50 EUR (1.90 USD) that will take you to Monaco in about 1 hour! The route is very scenic, along the beautiful coastline.

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Having traveled to many other rivieras, seaside towns and unknown places (which are rarely visited by western tourists or are considered unattractive, e.g. Albania, Georgia, Ukraine) which all, contrary to popular belief, were a piece of heaven on earth; I am easily able to compare objectively and say whether Monaco is as attractive as it is portrayed by the media.

Within the old city walls you can admire the impressive Prince's Palace, which is especially attractive at night, the 19th-century Monaco Cathedral and spectacular views of the two ports: the tranquil Port de Fontvieille and the luxurious Port Hercule in the district of Monte Carlo. It's a good idea to visit the old town around sunset - Monaco at night is very beautiful.

Strolling along the winding roads and streets, you will see the typical monuments of Monaco - exceptionally expensive yachts, elegant buildings and elegant boutiques - all at the highest standards suitable for the high class. If you are from the unfortunate lower levels (like us), you may feel a sting of jealousy and that Monaco doesn't have "the soul" - it all seems the artificial copy of typical places of this type.

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