23 March 2006

Seborga will celebrate Solidarity Without Borders Day

The “SEBORGA NEL MONDO – I CARE” Association and UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund) will celebrate the Solidarity Without Borders Day on Sunday 2 April in Seborga with a series of events, from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
The program includes a photo presentation along the streets of Seborga illustrating the history and activities of UNICEF, a video presentation of the humanitarian mission conducted last year in Moldavia by the Seborga nel Mondo – I Care Association and the official awarding of “Messengers of Peace in the World” to all those involved in last year’s charitable mission to Moldavia.
Among the VIP invited are Prince Filiberto of Savoy, Princess and Prince Alduino Ventimiglia Lascaris. Also present at the event will be H.R.H. Prince Giorgio I and the Mayor of Seborga, Franco Fogliarini.

Seborgans called to choose new Mayor

On the 28 May the Seborgans will have to vote and elect the new Mayor. At the moment there are two competing lists for these administrative elections, one lead by the current Mayor Franco Fogliarini and the second lead by his cousin Ermes Fogliarino, currently councillor for the opposition. According to some indiscretions Ermes Fogliarino is said to be more in favour of Prince Giorgio than the current Mayor and given the recent squabble between the Council and the Palace, it will be interesting to see how these two contenders will perform at the coming elections.

Seborga products on display in the "wine town" of Canelli

On Saturday 25 February the Regional Wine Cellar of Canelli (Asti) hosted a delegation from the Principality of Seborga. The aim of the visit was to promote the products and the culinary traditions of Seborga. For the occasion the organizers staged a display of products and food delicacies from the Principality and a special dinner cooked by Seborgan chefs. The city of Canelli, in the province of Asti in Piedmont, is one of the world capitals of quality wines: 580 wines estates are located in the territory of the munincipality and the vineyards cover a surface of 1500 hectares with an average annual production of 10.000.000 bottles. The grape varieties grown are mainly Moscato, Barbera, Dolcetto, Cortese and Chardonnay. The most important wines produced by the wineries of Canelli are Asti spumante (sparkling wine) and Moscato d’Asti (still wine), both wines are obtained from Moscato grapes.

Mambrin patron of the Easter painting competition

Luigi Mambrin will be responsible for organizing the next painting competition that will be held during the Easter holiday in the Principality. As for the previous editions it is expected that the event will be a success and will attract the participation of numerous artists and many people will attend this most anticipated event.

High cost of severe weather

The cost of the damage caused by last December’s heavy snow falls in the Liguria Region amounts of 23 million of euro. The regional authority has estimated and officially notified the amount of the damage to the Italian Department of Agriculture that will now be able to accept and process the claims from the many flowers growers and farmers that suffered from the severe weather. The Principality of Seborga was also affected by heavy snow falls and the Emergency Service had to intervene several times to clear roads and streets from the snow and ice.

Sport: Cycling

Marco Panigata, 65 years old, from Seborga was the winner of the Cycling Italian Championship of Indoor Cycling held recently in the town of Forli. He came first in the amateur category.


The first test for the cycling competition of the “Mountain Challenge 2006” from Bordighera to Seborga was won by Marco Bruna for the Junior/Senior Category and by Mauro Monteleone for the Veteran Category. More than 60 competitors took part at this first test that was battered by bad weather.