This article needs additional citations for verification. (August 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
This article is missing information about history.(February 2018)
|Città di Alassio|
Alassio from Cape Mele
|Frazioni||Moglio, Solva, Caso|
|• Mayor||Enzo Canepa (since 27 May 2013) (Right wing)|
|• Total||17 km2 (7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2015)|
|• Density||640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Ambrose|
|Saint day||7 December|
Alassio is known for its natural and scenic views. The town centre is crossed by a pedestrianised cobbled road known as the Budello.
The town has sandy beaches, blue sea and many bars and restaurants on the sea front. Alassio has also a pier known as "Molo di Alassio" or "Pontile Bestoso" which offers views of the town.
Alassio is situated on the Riviera di Ponente coast, and it has a small tourist port (porticciolo) named "Luca Ferrari". It was also known as a health resort in winter and a bathing place in summer, and has many hotels.
The painter Felix Nussbaum (1904–1944) stayed in Alassio in 1934 and it appears on many of his lighter paintings.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Alassio is twinned with:
- La Thuile, Italy (2013)
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Alassio". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 478.
- Kennedy, Michael (1987). Portrait of Elgar (Third ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-284017-7.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alassio.|
|This Liguria location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|