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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.
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)
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