Italy – Ligurian Riviera – Alassio
A seaside resort rich in history and ancient legends. Undisputed “pearl” in the Ligurian Riviera, Alassio offers the charming image of a green hill that slopes down and is reflected in the blue sea. Discover the typical narrow lane opening into small squares that through wide archivolts lead to the seaside, the lined up houses close the one to the other, the golden beach and the extraordinary profile of Gallinara Isle: all these attractions are still today the most appealing aspects for foreign tourists, just like they were for English visitors at the end of the 1800s.
Thanks to its extraordinary geographical position, its beach, the possibility of swimming from March to November, the warm climate all year round and the quality of the services offered in its over 100 seaside establishments, as well as the entertainment activities offered to young people, Alassio, “the town of the Little Wall” loved by Ernest Hemingway, is considered a real must among summer destinations.
The sea is for Alassio an important resource that, together with the particular shape of the beach and the healthy climate, turns it into a popular touristic resort in the Palm Riviera.
The very fine sand, with a slight grade of slope, extends for about 4 km joining Alassio with the neighbouring town of Laigueglia.
However, despite the lure of the seaside, you can also spend entire days in the surrounding area discovering spots full of nature, amazing landscapes and history, visiting small towns where life still has the rhythm of ancient times and you can enjoy the smell of old traditional recipes.
Alassio is definitely chosen especially for the wide range of possibilities that it offers to its visitors: it is elegant and modern, which makes it especially loved by all those who don’t want to forgo the pleasure of a drink on the promenade, of a dinner in a restaurant in front of the sea and of shopping in the town centre shops, which are absolutely as good as high fashion city boutiques.
It is also visited and loved by national jet-setting celebrities, thanks to the several cultural events and the many shows that take place one after the other.