(a) Alassio seen from Capomele
(b) Alassio seen from the opposite Albenga cape
Alassio is nested between two capes, Capomele and Albenga. Photos (a,b,) show the
little town seen from both capes.
Like all the villages of the Riviera, it was an ancient Roman settlement along the
consular road Aurelia.
(c) Alassio's port at Albenga cape.
(d) The Gallinara island
One side of the Albenga cape hosts also the tourist port, with many yachts all year
round. The photos (a-d) you are looking were snapped in January 1-4 (!), yet as you can
see it looks summer! The attractive Gallinara island is between Alassio and Albenga. It is
has this curious name as it hosted chickens (Italian: galline). It actually has the shape
of a snail, and it has presently wery few homes, as it is a environmental protected area.
(d) Via Roma and the beachfront (*)
(e) The "Muretto" (**)
Alassio is very elegant little town, and in fact it is an international
tourist resort. It is famous for its chic streets (like Via Roma, or the
"Budello" - the Gut, because it is narrow -), elegant hotels and fine cafes. It
also has a famous "Lungomare" (beachfront) with palm trees, and of course very
Also the "Muretto" (the little wall) is famous. It is a street facing a park in
which there is a little brick wall with signatures or citations of celebrities. Like in
Andora, there are many events and shows all year round, but especially in summer. Among
the most famous: the International Piano contest (August), and the election of the Miss
Muretto, i.e. of the most beautiful girl of summer. Although recently the Italian Northern
Separatist League (simply known as "Lega Nord" or the "Lega") won the
local administrative elections, and they even attempted to changhe the name using the old
local dialect (according to which it should be called "Arasce"), the Alassini
(the people of Alassio) are very friendly and hospitable.
Photo (*) is courtesy of
Rotalsele Milano, and (**) of Casa delle Cartoline Sanremo.
Click to go: Italian Riviera Presentation, Maps Andora Capomele Pinamare
"Lilly" resort Capomele
Outside presentation of
the resort Capomele Pinamare Sporting Club Andora presentation
Alassio presentation Albenga
Riviera hinterland presentation
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