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Alassio
—  Comune  —
Comune di Alassio
Alassio from Cape Mele
Alassio is located in Italy
Alassio
Location of Alassio in Italy
Coordinates: 44°00′N 08°10′E / 44°N 8.167°E / 44; 8.167Coordinates: 44°00′N 08°10′E / 44°N 8.167°E / 44; 8.167
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Province of Savona (SV)
Frazioni Moglio, Solva, Caso
Government
 - Mayor Marco Melgrati (since 30 May 2006)
Area
 - Total 17 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (31 December 2005)
 - Total 11,268
 Density 662.8/km2 (1,716.7/sq mi)
 - Demonym Alassini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17021
Dialing code 0182
Patron saint St. Ambrose
Saint day 7 December
Website Official website

Alassio is a town and comune of Liguria, Italy, on the Gulf of Genoa coast, in the province of Savona.

It is mainly noticeable as a health resort in winter and a bathing-place in summer and has many hotels.

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History

The town was settled in the Middle Ages when valley inhabitants started coming down to the sea to fish. According to the legend, the name derives from that of Adelasia, daughter of Emperor Otto I.

Control of the town was eventually taken by the monks from the island of Gallinara and later by the commune of Albenga.

Main sights

The Muretto of Alassio with 550 tiles signed by celebrities.
  • Parish church of St. Ambrose.
  • Palazzo Ferrero de Gubernatis Ventimiglia.
  • Saracen Tower.
  • The Muretto, a wall with 550 tiles signed by celebrities.

Heritage

The English composer Elgar wrote a concert-overture called "In the South (Alassio)" whilst staying on holiday in Alassio in the winter of 1903/04.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From LoveToKnow 1911

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