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|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)|
(31 December 2015)
|• Density||640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|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. The town is famous for its "Muretto di Alassio", a wall with signatures onto coloured ceramic tiles.
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. The painters Helen Frankenthaler and her husband Robert Motherwell summered and worked there in 1960.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Alassio is twinned with:
- La Thuile, Italy (2013)
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- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Frisoni, Gaetano (1910). Dizionario Genovese-Italiano e Italiano-Genovese (in Italian). Genoa: Nuova Editrice Genovese.
- "ALASSIO | The Muretto". www.alassio.eu. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
- Chisholm 1911.
- Kennedy 1987, p. 162.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). 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.
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