The Italian authorities will check the documents for the sale of the island Gallinara son of the former owner of “Motor SC” Alexander Boguslaev. This writes the Corierre della Sera.
Gallinara island is a nature reserve since 1989 and it may be limitations. In this case, the government can use preferential right to purchase said newspaper.
The Minister of cultural heritage Dario Franceschini told the publication that now the Agency is studying the relevant documents.
The mayor of the city of Albenga Ricardo Tomatis said that the island is important from a tourist point of view and he believes the right to examine all aspects of sale. The official stressed that given the status of the island, no buildings on it should not be allowed.
According to Franceschini, he assured the Tomatis that will do everything possible to make the island available to all.
Alexander Boguslaev 42 years. According to the newspaper, he lives in the Principality of Monaco, is a citizen of the state of Grenada.
August 3 it became known that Boguslayev bought the island of Gallinara off the coast of Italian Liguria, for €10 million Negotiations, according to media reports, ended on July 17. Boguslayev acquired the island of nine Piedmontese and Ligurian families who owned them for over 40 years. Their homes he bought separately for a few million euros, wrote Corierre della Sera.
Gallinara is located 1.5 km from the coast, between the towns of Albenga and Alassio. The island is shaped like a turtle. Its area is 11 hectares. the island’s Length is 470 m, width – 450 m. It rises above sea level 87 m. In the Middle ages the island belonged to the Catholic Church, the last 150 years – the wealthy owners of the industrial enterprises of Europe and the bankers.