Alessandria is a city in Piedmont, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. The city is sited on the alluvial plain between the Tanaro and the Bormida rivers, about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southeast of Turin.
Alessandria is located in a plain area between the river Tanaro and Bormida, near the hills of Monferrato.
The city contains many sites remarkable artistic value, including the famous Cittadella with its ample piazzas and 18th-Century palaces, Alessandria Cathedral, dedicated to Saints Peter and Mark and the Marengo Batlle Museum.
The annual Fraskettando SkaBluesJazz Festival takes place on the first weekend of July and has showcased many important artists.
The Alta Langa is a less touristy and slower area than the Bassa Langa, known for Barolo and Dolcetto d’Alba wines and crowded medieval villages, but it boasts a natural and gastronomic heritage worth experiencing.