Kim Kardashian and Kanye West getting married
Publish Date: May 17, 2014
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West getting married
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
  • mail
  • img

ROME - Hip hop star Kanye West and reality television celebrity Kim Kardashian are getting married in Florence this month -- and some locals are not happy about the happy couple taking over some of their most beautiful monuments.

The wedding is planned for May 24 and the ceremony will be held in the Forte Belvedere -- a 16th-century fortress built by the Medici family now used for exhibitions.

A spokesman for Florence city hall confiremd the reports and said the money would go to funding city projects.

Renting out the venue will bring in 300,000 euros ($411,000) into city coffers, according to media reports, but local opposition candidates for mayor in an election later this month are up in arms over the move.

Passions were further inflamed by the renting-out of the Cappellone degli Spagnoli, a chapel with 14th century frescoes in the Santa Maria Novella Basilica complex for a dinner for JP Morgan bank for 20,000 euros.

Right-wing candidate Achille Totaro said these amounted to "a sell-off of Florence's monuments", while the anti-establishment Five Star Movement's Miriam Amato called for "greater respect for our city's treasures".

But Deputy Mayor Dario Nardella, who is also running for election, said: "We are respecting all the rules."

"If hosting events like private business dinners is good for finding resources for our community and for our cultural heritage then I think it is right," he said.


The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Ssempijja family, Kenzo clash over vigil
THE family of fallen child dancer Alex Ssempijja, Triplets Ghetto Kids trainer Daudi Kavuma and singer Eddie Kenzo have clashed on where to hold Sempijja’s vigil...
Beer bodies at the Kampala Beer Festival
THERE is something about beer. It is a drink that does not require much etiquette. It just calls you not to spill it on your clothes...
BIG Talent Entertainment is in mourning after one of their Ghetto Kids dancers in the famous SITYA LOSS video died yesterday....
King Oyo, prisons boss to run in UWEC marathon
The King of Tooro, King Oyo and Commissioner of Prisons Dr. Johnson Byabashaija will lead thousands of runners in a fundraiser to help Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) build a big cats complex for education, breeding and ecotourism purposes...
Bad sound as Fille debuts concert
IRRITATING sound from the microphone and unsynchronized band led Fille Mutoni to abandon the band and resorted to music played of her CD...
What-Would-Magufuli-Do goes viral on twitter
Just a few weeks into office, new Tanzanian President Magufuli Pombe is trending on social network twitter....
Do you think Uganda is winning the fight against AIDS?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter