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Alassio

Alassio is a nice, elegant town located in the Western Ligurian Riviera, it is one of the most beautiful resort towns of the shore of the Ligurian Sea. Alassio is famous for its beautiful beaches, equipped with all comfort to ensure tourists a pleasant holiday. There are also, restaurants, clubs and discos where young people can spend pleasant evenings.

The city is located directly at the foot of the Alps, it is surrounded by natural beauty, like trees, flowers, gardens. With its wonderful  beaches, almost four kilometers of  white fine sand, with many beach establishments, is the ideal destination for fans of the sea and sun. Alassio is located in a beautiful bay of the Ligurian Sea, named “Golfo Del Sole”

According to the  legend, the name Alassio comes from Adelasia, daughter of Emperor Otto I. She fell in love with a squire and fled with him in the mountains.  Her father loved her very much and accepted her choice, he gave her a territory in Italy where later was built the town of Alassio.

In the XVI century the city was influenced by the republic of Genova  .It was surrounded by walls to protect them from attacks by pirates. At that time the city began its rapid development.

In the XIX century the city became very famous as Health Resort. According to the opinion of a German doctor,  mild climate, its crystal clear waters, as well as the fresh sea air, had positive effects on human health. In consequence of this  began to arrive here first British, then the Europeans, and later tourists from all over the globe.

One of the  most interesting monuments to visit is the Church of Sant'Ambrogio dating from the eleventh century. This church  was built on the site of an ancient church. It was then rebuilt and expanded since the fifteenth century. Renaissance front dates bach to 1896. Near the church there is the bell tower in Romanesque-Gothic style.

Other monuments are the Church of Sant'Anna ai Monti  erected by the Benedictines in 940, the Sanctuary  of Nostra Signora  della Guardia  erected between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, The Saracen tower that dates back to the sixteenth century

Very visited is the Wall of Alassio, built in 1591 and renovated in more recent times. On the wall there are the names of famous people who have stayed in Alassio, first of all Hemingway

In Alassio you will find many hotels that give their guests a feeling of comfort and satisfaction,  restaurants, equipped beaches with everything you need, playgrounds, boat rental and yacht, beautiful tennis courts, swimming pools, all necessary conditions for a nice holiday.

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