Alassio

ALASSIO ACTIVITY

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”.

- the San Giovanni Bosco Museum of Natural Sciences, where many fossils and reconstructions of prehistoric animals are preserved;

- the "LEVI" Art Gallery at Palazzo Morteo, with 22 works by Carlo Levi (1902-1975), Turin-born writer-painter who had chosen Alassio as a summer residence.

- the Church of Santa Croce, located along the ancient route of the Roman road and built in the eleventh century by the Benedictine monks. The stone building was built on the rock and it is still possible today to admire the remains of the original perimeter walls.

- the West Gallery with the works of the painter Richard Whateley West (1848-1905), who lived in Alassio starting in 1888 and drew inspiration for his works from the light and dreamy landscapes of the Ligurian coast. The building is also home to the English Library, one of the most important libraries in English in Italy.

-the Gardens of Pergola, beautiful / unique which are truly amazing can be visited during the weekends.

There are also innumerable naturalistic beauties of the entire Baia del Sole, such as beaches and promontories overlooking the sea, from which you can enjoy a spectacular panorama. Even the walks around Alassio are among the most interesting on the Riviera for their natural features and their history: you can walk the Roman road, embellished by the wrought iron works of Ferdinando Bassani, to reach the Capo Santa Croce and from there continue towards Albenga along the archaeological walk, following the footsteps of the ancient Romans. Or you can climb to the village of Solva, where the fifteenth-century church of the Santissima Annunziata preserves interesting frescoes that illustrate to the faithful the pains of hell and the seven deadly sins. Higher still on Mount Tirasso, the seventeenth-century Sanctuary of the Madonna della Guardia (built in 1200 on the remains of a medieval castrum, in turn built on a Roman statio) and full of votive offer of sailors in the area, the best known and important Marian sanctuary in the whole of Liguria.

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Alassio

THE REAL PROTAGONIST

The Movida di Alassio meets all expectations.

Summer slides between open-air venues, large themed parties, music and entertainment evenings in the many summer arenas, beach parties to wait for the dawn of the day .This is one of the reasons why Alassio is the most sought-after town of Liguria by the young people .

Alassio is the City of Entertainment, but always respecting the rules and family tourism, which has always been given particular attention.

Even in winter, Alassio is absolutely worth the visit and stay since shops and restaurants are open all year long .Alassio has more than 100 restaurants open all year. TripAdvisor will allow you to select a restaurant that best suits your needs

Among the discos, bars and lounge bars you can not miss: Le Vele, Spotti, Liquid, Rudy Caffe, U Brecche, Graf , Mezzaluna ,La Suerte, Baba Beach and Essaouira.

SMALL VILLAGES

SMALL VILLAGES INLAND to visit The most beautiful villages are those of the Ligurian hinterland and

you will be amazed by the beauty and lack of tourists .Often you will be the only tourists and you will wonder why!

CastelVecchio (Sv) »
Castellbianco (Sv) »
Zuccarello (Sv) »
Borgio Verezzi Sv) »
FinalBorgo (Sv) »

SMALL VILLAGES ON THE SEA to visit

Varigotti (SV) »
Laigueglia (Sv) »
Cervo (Im) »

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

The Caves of Toirano just 10 km from us are absolutely worth visiting. They are open to the public since 1953, a wonderful attraction for the whole family. Discount voucher at the reception on the ticket purchase price. We recommend visiting during rainy or bad weather.

Worthy of note also the caves of Borgio Verezzi were discovered in 1933 by three boys, but nobody realized the extent of the discovery until 1951 when a speleologist began the systematic exploration of the cave and then realized the current tourist route inaugurated in 1970. This route runs for 800 meters inside large rooms. Thanks to the presence of various minerals of many different shades (white, yellow, red), these caves are the most colorful in Italy. You can get there along the Via Aurelia up to Pietra Ligure and then following the signs for the caves (about 10 km).

                                                            Grotte di Toirano

HIKING

Liguria, thanks to its mountains overlooking the sea and a wonderful hinterland, offers endless natural landscapes

Discover all the routes in the areas adjacent to our apartments

SAILING AND WIND SURF

Discover the routes

DIVING

Rich in beautiful seabeds, do not miss the marine parks of the Gallinara island and the island of Bergeggi with the possibility of fantastic diving on dry and suggestive wrecks.

Hambury Tennis Club is the oldest tennis club in Italy and has remained intact since the British built it in 800.This is a must visit!

FREE CLIMBING

The Finale area is one of the richest in Europe in terms of cliffs (rock walls equipped for climbing): it offers almost 5,000 climbing routes

PARAGLIDING

There are different sites where you can fly paragliding and some are directly on the sea ... with landing on the beach

CANYONING

It consists in walking down streams and one of the most 'beautiful torrents is 20 minutes from Albenga (torrent Santa Lucia near Ponte di Pornassio)

The golf of Garlenda is among the most beautiful in Italy

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