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Alessandria Coronavirus Covid-19 Holidays 2020 to Piedmont

Alessandria is the largest city (population over 90,000) and the capital of the province of Alessandria in Piedmont.

Jewish history

The first known Jews in Alessandria, named Abraham (son of Joseph Vitale de Sacerdoti Cohen) opened a loan bank in or about 1490. In 1590, the Jews were expelled from the Duchy of Milan, and one of Abraham’s descendants travelled to Madrid, which ruled the Duchy, and was permitted to stay in the town due to a large sum owed him by the government. Of the 230 Jews living in the city in 1684, 170 were members of the Vitale family. The Jewish Ghetto was established in 1724. Between 1796 and 1814, among the rest of Italian Jewry, the city Jewish congregation was emancipated, under French influence. According to Benito Mussolini’s census in 1938, the town had 101 Jews.On December 13, 1943, The synagogue on Via Milano was attacked by supporters of the Italian Social Republic. Books and manuscripts were taken out of the synagogue and were set on fire at Piazza Rattazzi. In total, 48 Jews were sent from the province of Alessandria to death, most of them in Auschwitz.

Travel to Alessandria

Alessandria is a major hub for train travel. There are frequent trains from/to Genoa, Milan and Turin. Autozug is a service of Deutsche Bahn that connects Germany straight to Alessandria. Autoslaap also connects the Netherlands with Alessandria

How to get around in Alessandria

Alessandria Sightseeing Tips

  • Marengo Battle MuseumThe Battle of Marengo on 14 June 1800 ended with decisive victory of Napoleon’s French army over Austrian forces.
  • Citadelle Militaire.
  • Palazzo GhiliniA Baroque palace built in 18th-19th centuries.
  • 3 Forum Fulvii.
  • 4 Acqui Terme. A beautiful Roman town in the province famous for its hot sulphur springs and ancient baths.

Shopping in Alessandria

Corso Roma. This is the main shopping street, with all the boutiques and high street chain stores, from Zara, to Tezenis, Carpisa, Swatch, etc. The Borsalino store still sells the famous hats. Borsalino originally comes from Alessandria and has left a deep legacy. This street has been recently repaved and gets packed mainly on Saturdays between 6 pm and 8 pm.

Restaurants in Alessandria

Rabatons à la lisandreina (A kind of gnocchis with spinachs and cheese); Pollo alla marengo; Amaretti (small cookies with almonds); Baci di dama (small cookies with chocolate and chestnuts);

  • CercenàPiazzetta della Lega Lombarda 12 (From Piazza Garibaldi near the station take Corso Roma that ends in Piazzetta della Lega).  Ice cream shop. Cercenà has a long tradition of making ice cream and this is absolutely one of the best home made ice creams in town, although competition is fierce. Try also the sorbetto or the granita.


  • ZograCorso Roma 123 (From the railway station cross the gardens towards Piazza Garibaldi and you can find it at the beginning of Corso Roma). Lush interiors and a good selection of cocktails. The furniture is Italian design at its best. Expect a fashionable crowd, with occasional live music events, mainly jazz.
  • Di Noi TreVia Plana (From Piazza della Libertà take Via Mazzini). Relaxed atmosphere with comfortable vintage seating and good music, great for conversation. It gets quite busy on Fridays and Saturdays.

Where to sleep in Alessandria

  • Castello di Oviglio (Castello di Oviglio), Via XXIV Maggio, 1 · 15026 Oviglio (AL) ,   Oviglio Castle is an impressive and luxurious, historic residence, situated between two of the most fascinating areas of Piedmont: Monferrato and Langhe, or rather halfway between the provinces of Asti and Alessandria
  • Palazzo PaleologiVia Bobba 1 – 15040 Lu ,  fax+39 013 1741507 Offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Ca Bianca Relais MelazzoBasso Erro, 27, 15010 Melazzo (AL).  A cosy bed and breakfast hosted in an historic farmhouse of the 19th century owned by the Della Rovere family, with four suites and one double bedrooms with private bath. Also available a restaurant service, a wine bar and a common kitchen. Double 80 Euros.

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