Occupying a beautiful cove on the Italian Riviera, the intimate and inviting seaside resort of Alassio is a quaint and charismatic place to rejuvenate and relax. Bask in the gentle afternoon sun upon the long stretch of curving coastline, listening to the waves lapping against the sandy shore. The area is famed for the level of perfection amidst the pizzerias, and focaccia bread and sweet Italian cake are staple foods on the Alassian diet.
Alassio is framed by beautiful, olive tree smothered mountains that slope gracefully into the azure sea. The favourite pastime of tourists and locals alike is to rest and relax on the sandy shore, either reading beneath a striped parasol or indulging in some adrenaline fuelled water sports. Wander the lively boulevards and glance upwards at vibrantly painted houses and hotels before indulging your sweet tooth with one of Alassio’s renowned and refreshing ice creams. Ensure you catch a glimpse of the La Cappelletta, a delightfully quaint church perched upon a rocky spur in memory of sailors lost at sea; it’s a poignant and picturesque monument.
A captivating cultural attraction that acts as a souvenir of Alassio’s days of popular prominence is the Muretto Wall. After collecting the autographs of countless authors, artists and actors, the owner of Caffe Roma, along with Ernest Hemingway, placed 550 tiles on a town wall that featured the autographs of said celebrities. Today, this colourful monument can be observed and enjoyed in the village of Alassio.
Give your tastebuds a unique experience by sliding into the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Osteria d’Angi, a family run trattoria that specializes in local delicacies. Sample the classic chickpea flour pizza for an exciting eat or delight in freshly caught and fried calamari while enjoying the relaxed Italian atmosphere.( Via Vittorio Veneto, 106, 17021 Alassio, Italy +39 0182 648487)