Set in the Baia del Sole, Alassio offers the opportunity to enjoy the Ligurian Sea but also social life and fun. The Alassio beach stretches for about 4 km and connects with the neighboring village of Laigueglia. The sand is very fine and has an very shallow water near the shore which is suitable for tourists of all ages.
The famous "gut" budello that runs through the center is now considered the longest shopping center in Europe (about 2 km) full of shops, shops, boutiques and restaurants for all tastes and budgets.You can also find ice creams, granita, the famous kisses of Alassio and the typical Ligurian focaccia.
In addition to the quaint old town and the “gut “with its very popular shops, in Alassio you can admire:
- the Church of Sant'Ambrogio, built in the eleventh century and partly rebuilt in the seventeenth century, which houses precious works by great Ligurian masters;
- The marina, located to the east of the city protected by a long pier and awarded the "Blue Flag of Europe" since 2006 for the quality of its services .. A characteristic votive chapel dominates the view of the port.
- the Church of the Madonna delle Grazie, dating back to the XIII century, which underwent numerous renovations in the past centuries;
- the famous Muretto di Alassio, with over 550 tiles signed by VIP’s; Alassio was loved by Ernest Hemingway and owes the initiation of the famous Muretto to the American writer. It was indeed
Hemingway who first placed his own signature and who, together with the painter Mario Berrino, created this sort of exhibition of tiles signed by famous people who passed by Alassio. Tradition reached up to the present day and that has made Alassio the “City of the Muretto”.