some, Monte Cristo is the alias of a wrongfully
imprisoned man who fools Parisian high society after
reinventing himself as a mysterious Count. For others,
Monte Cristo is a secluded island between Corsica
and Italy reachable only by private yacht. For still
others, Monte Cristo simply means 'Mountain of Christ',
in reference to the distinct shape of this land
that, from above, resembles Christ on the cross.
mystery and drenched with connotations of freedom
and anonymity, redemption and privilege, the name
Monte Cristo evokes the veil of seclusion and
discovery this community wears.