Alessandria (Piedmont)

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.

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Recipes From Piedmont


This baked cake has a surprisingly delicate almond flavor. Enjoy a slice with coffee or tea, or a glass of amaretto liqueur.


Corzetti (also called curzetti and croxetti), an especially uniquely shaped pasta, has been popular since the middle ages and get its name from corzetto, a 14th century Genoa coin.


Pesche ripiene piemontesi is a typical Piedmontese dessert made with peaches and crushed amaretti that you often find on the menus during the summer season. 

This week, we use one of Northern Italy's best red wines, Barolo, in a beautiful risotto dish adorned with adorable heart-shaped slices of Fontina cheese.

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Hi. Just wondering if anyone has experienced and opinions of the Italian dental service? How did it compare to the UK regarding costs? I am sure the standard works be very good.



Hi I am just trying to get a sense of roughly how much the waste tax is in your various areas. 

I think part of the calculation is on the m2 of the property, would this include all outbuildings, the catena etc? 

Does anyone know if Palio de Asti has been scheduled this year and when?