Entertainment
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
newvision

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.

AFP

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
Big Brother Africa: Esther returns, bashes Bebe Cool
A man who is over 40 years old and all he does is bring negative energy surely has a problem. From calling Radio and Weasel cartoon and baboon to fights with Chameleone and Bobi Wine; why is it always him?...
South African Wine Festival returns
IT has been something of a long walk for the festival, which only had three wineries in 2010; to a high of 24 last year. About 15 are expected to participate this year...
Khalifah Aganaga shoots a new video Dance Disco
Khalifah Aganaga who sung Oyitangayo, Wanika omukono, Ekitangaza, Motto ye Kampala, Ndabirawa is soon releasing a new video called Dance Disco. For the past three years, he has been a musician and hoping to go internationally....
Big business a big threat to media freedom
The prevailing business oriented media houses are the biggest threat to journalistic freedom, even more than government legislation...
Big Brother Africa : Uganda’s Esther evicted and two more girls…
For all her craziness and wildness that had won her followers on various social media threads, they did not vote for her and Esther got evicted from the Big Brother Africa Hotshots Sunday evening....
If my guy hit me for the right reason, I would stay - Rebecca Nanziri
Rebecca Nanziri, 25, the 1st runner-up in 2013’s Coca-Cola rated next competition, is in her final year of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information systems at Makerere University...
Should diplomatic passports issued to ex-govt workers be with drawn?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter