On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived in Florence, Italy for a brief visit. Upon their arrival at the Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the princely couple were warmly greeted by the local people and government officials including Mayor Matteo Rienzi.
After gifts were exchanged, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene toured some of Florence’s most famous sites. This evening the princely couple attended the Bal du Lys (Ballo del Giglio) held at the Palazzo Pitti. Guests at tonight’s event included Mr. James Ferragamo, Mr. Paolo Rossi, and Ms. Marisa Monti Riffeser to name a few. Proceeds from tonight’s charity gala ball will be donated to the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and to various museums in Florence.