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  Alessandria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coordinates: 44°55′N 08°37′E Alessandria (Lisandria in Piedmontese) is a city in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria.
Alessandria was founded in 1168 upon a preexisting urban nucleus, to serve as a stronghold for the Lombard League, defending the traditional liberties of the communes of northern Italy against the Imperial forces of Frederick Barbarossa.
Alessandria stood in the territories of the marchese of Monferrato, a staunch ally of the Emperor, with a name assumed in 1168 to honor the Emperor's opponent, Pope Alexander III.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alessandria   (591 words)

 Alessandria, Italy
Alessandria is a strongly fortified and impressive town and capital of the Province of Alessandria.
Alessandria was founded in the 11th century upon a preexisting urban nucleus, to serve as a fortress stronghold for the Lombard League, defending the traditional liberties of the communes of northern Italy against the Imperial forces of Frederick Barbarossa.
Alessandria was a tactical military target during World War II and was subjected to intense Allied bombing, the most serious being the raids of April 30, 1944, with 238 dead and hundreds wounded, and April 5, 1945, with 160 deaths, among them 60 children from the children's asylum in Via Gagliaudo.
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 Alessandria - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
90,753), capital of Alessandria prov., in Piedmont, NW Italy, at the confluence of the Tanaro and Bormida rivers.
Alessandria was built (1164-67) as a stronghold of the Lombard League and was named for Pope Alexander III.
Alessandria was the scene of a pro-Mazzini conspiracy in 1833.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-alessand.html   (237 words)

 Alessandria Travel Guide - ZeroDelta.net: Your Travel Guide to Italy
Alessandria, chief town of Province, is situated in the south-oriental shred of the Piedmonte, at the confluence of the rivers Bormida and Tanaro and is in the centre of the firm triangle composed by Milan, Turin and Genoa.
Towards the end of the thirteenth century Alessandria was subjected to Charles of Anjou and, later, to Guglielmo VII of Monferrato; in 1316, finally, the leaders of the Guelph and Ghibelline factions submitted to Matteo Visconti, conferring to the powerful Milanese family the seigniory of their city.
Towards the end of the fourteenth century, the decline of the Sforza seigniory was accompanied by a bloody upsurge in warfare: Alessandria was sacked by French troops in 1499, occupied by the army of Massimiliano Sforza in 1512, and again invaded by the French in 1522.
www.zerodelta.net /speciali/guida-alla-citta-di-alessandria.php?id_sog=50   (1497 words)

 PiemonteOnLine - Tourism, Culture and Leisure Time in Piedmont
Alessandria kept this role for centuries and its urban development was strongly conditioned by its military function.
Is a Roman town with some interesting monuments: the Cathedral, built at the end of the 16th century with a façade of 1879-80, containing a precious treasure; the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, built between the 13th and the 14th century and Palazzo Guidobono, a Gothic building seat of the Town Museum.
Before moving to the north of the province, the Bosco Marengo (I-9), home of the pope Pius V (1504-1572) and seat of the Dominican convent complex, and Sezzadio (I-9), the ancient village famous for the noteworthy abbey of Santa Giustina, are a must see.
www.piemonteonline.it /ITin_Alessandria.htm   (1439 words)

It was conquered by Prince Eugene in 1707 and ceded to the house of Savoy in 1713.
Alessandria is famous for its city walls: it was, in fact, for a long time referred to as “Alessandria of straw” because its walls, though they were built of mud and straw, were able to resist outside attacks for four whole centuries until 1415 when the Count of Carmagnola took the city.
The true glory of the province of Alessandria is, however, the truffle, an underground fungus that grows only in soil rich in silicon near certain types of trees that favour their development and are common in Piedmont.
www.jp.unipmn.it /socrates/short_intro_eng.htm   (936 words)

Lovers of the uncomplicated country life will consider Alessandria to be a prime spot for a lovely wedding, as the warmth and hospitality that fill the region serve to enhance any celebration.
Alessandria is found in the Piedmont (Piemonte) region, surrounded by the Alps and varied landscapes.
The province of Alessandria is filled with hills, lakes, mountains and plenty of fresh air.
www.italian-weddings.com /destination_wedding_locations/piedmont/alessandria.html   (288 words)

 Alexala - Itinerari
At the centre, a large plain is crossed through by the Tanaro, the Po and the Scrivia rivers, with the towns of Alessandria, Tortona and Novi Ligure.
The most important towns, besides Alessandria, developed thanks to their positions on major communication roads: Casale Monferrato on the Po river right-side; Acqui Terme, Ovada and Novi Ligure at the gate to the Appennine mountains and near rivers; Tortona along the Milan-Genoa road.
The Province of Alessandria is a fascinating corner of Italy, where you can still live in contact with nature, enjoy varied and beautiful landscapes, and with genuine, simple people who have established strong relations with their "good land".
www.alexala.it /eng/11_itinerari/iti.htm   (254 words)

 Unasylva - Vol. 3, No. 1 - Chestnut blight in Europe
The first appearance of Endothia parasitica in Europe was announced in Italy in the province of Genova by Professor Paoli in 1938, and the parasite was identified by Professor A. Biraghi of the Plant Pathology Station of Rome.
Piedmont: Province of Cuneo; fairly extensive area at Bagnasco; a few trees at Chiusa Pesio and Mondovi (1948); province of Turin; two trees at Traves (1948); province of Vercelli; a small area near Biella (1948); province of Novara; all the eastern side of the Lake of Orta (1948).
Campania: Province of Avellino; the initial area severely infected at Baiano (1943) has spread to the western side of the province and small areas are to be found in the adjoining provinces of Benevento, Caserta, Naples (1947) and Salerno (1948) on the borders of the province of Avellino (1947).
www.fao.org /docrep/x5348e/x5348e03.htm   (3531 words)

 Casale Monferrato - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
The fine Lombard Romanesque cathedral, originally founded in 7 4 2, was rebuilt in the early 12th century and consecrated in 1106; it suffered from restoration in 1706, but has been brought back to its original form.
Casale Monferrato was given by Charlemagne to the church of Vercelli, but obtained its liberty from Frederick I.
It was sacked by the troops of Vercelli, Alessandria and Milan in 1215, but rebuilt and fortified in 1220.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Casale_Monferrato   (304 words)

 Ciaoalessandria - Introduzione all'alessandrino
The territory around Alessandria, amid wide cultivated fields, marks the encounter, shortly before the main town of our province, between two important rivers, the Tanaro, that flows down from the West, and the Bormida, that moves on from the South, before they join into the Italian biggest river, the Po.
The Tanaro, after going through the southern part of the province of Asti, through wild valleys and luxuriant flat fields, enters our territory by wedging itself into the hills of the Lower and of the Upper Monferrato and by lying itself amid active agricultural villages like Quattordio, Felizzano, Oviglio and Quargnento.
Alessandria is certainly the most important town of this territory, and of the entire province as well, with its history, its world-famous companies (who does not know “Borsalino”?), with its new university.
www.ciaoalessandria.it /eng/alessandria/intro/index.htm   (269 words)

 Citadel of Alessandria - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The fortress is located North-West of the city of Alessandria, from which it is separated by the river Tamaro.
The Citadel was built in the ex-district of Borgoglio, after the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, when Alessandria passed from the dominion of Spain to the one of the House of Savoy.
Today the Military Administration and the Municipality of Alessandria are setting necessary rules to enhance and use correctly the complex, in respect of the property's protection and in order to obtain better fruition.
whc.unesco.org /en/tentativelists/5013   (640 words)

 Province of Alessandria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Map highlighting the location of Alessandria in Italy
Alessandria (Italian: Provincia di Alessandria) is a province in the Piedmont region of Italy.
There are 190 communes in the province (source: Italian institute of statistics (Istat), see this link).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Province_of_Alessandria   (110 words)

 Province of Alessandria - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
Provincia di Alessandria) is a province in the Piedmont region of Italy.
It has an area of 3,560 sq km, and a total population of 418,231 (2001).
There are 190 communes in the province(source: Italian institute of statistics (Istat), see this link).
www.encyclopedia-of-knowledge.com /default.asp?t=Province_of_Alessandria   (42 words)

 Ciaoalessandria - La provincia di Alessandria in un click
And Alessandria and its province deserve this even more, for their discreet and still unexplored appeal.
Please use the links at the top of the page to move through the local sections (also differentiated by colour) and discover the areas of our province: Acqui, Casale, Novi, Valenza, Ovada and obviously the main town, Alessandria.
This is our suggestion, the same way as we wish you to have the time and the chance to wander among the hills and the colours of our province...
www.ciaoalessandria.it /eng/enter.htm   (258 words)

 Provincia di Alessandria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
An analysis of the tourism in the province of Alessandria cannot forget some important statistics of the tourist movement in the last years, like the presences, with the summit of 464.339 tourists in the year 2002.
In fact, the province, has a lot of things to offer, from a story with Roman roots, and with a main part, during the Middle Age, a story which left many signs of artistic importance, particularly in the zones near Acqui, Casale Monferrato, where church, palaces, museums represent an enviable variety.
This can be thanks to a territory divided equitably into plain, hill, mountain, with very nice parks; of well-being; with important spas, but also manifestations of culture and history, as the evocation of the famous Marengo battle, shows, markets, festivals of national importance.
www.provincia.alessandria.it /userEng/territorio/TMP/result.bfr?m=3&nS=4&sez_id=20&lingua=2&ter_id=0&pG=HPS&lM=s   (245 words)

 Faculty of Architecture - Polythecnic of Torino - Honors theses
This province is very peculiar because a particular building technique, the manual processing of the clay, that is rammed earth and adobe, spread all over the area during the centuries and still characterise many constructions.
The extensive documentation, collected in this thesis, is articulated into two distinct sections.Thanks to a careful analysis of the local raw earth techniques, the first part provides a study of all the aspects linked with the correct preservation and recovery of the local building estates.
It deals with the realisation of a building destined for public and telematic services that should be constructed in an area on the outskirts of Novi Ligure (a small town in the provincia di Alessandria) that, until fifteen years ago, was characterised by the presence of several mills.
digilander.libero.it /glprati/these.htm   (1023 words)

 Barbera Monferrato e famiglia | vini Monferrato, Alessandria
Wine is synonymous with the area itself, and its excellence is the result of the quality of the land from which its comes, the traditional wine making tradition perfected over the centuries, and thanks to the painstaking efforts and commitment of the wine producers.
This vine which was in the past known as the “Barbesino”, originates from the Casale area; and the first reference to its cultivation dates back to a 14th century document in the Capitular Archive of Casale Monferrato Cathedral, where it was defined as a “bonis plantis”.
The Cortese vines have always found an ideal habitat in the Alessandria province since the most ancient times, especially in the areas of Tortona, Acqui and around Novi Ligure (Gavi being justifiably famed as the home of this vine).
www.infoalessia.it /GB/Vino.asp   (973 words)

 accommodation in ALESSANDRIA search by italian province - hotel in ALESSANDRIA
The "Grand Hotel Termae" was established in 1891 in Acqui Terme and quickly became one of the most frequented throughout Europe, let alone one of the most famous hotels of the "Belle Epoque".....
The Hotel Pineta is situated in the tranquil area of the Spa town, and guarantees a peaceful stay for it's guests even during high season.....
The Hotel is new and confortable 4 star near Alessandria Town (3 km) and we are just in front to the museum of the Parco di Marengo.
www.italyhotelstravel.com /search_hotel.asp?provincia=ALESSANDRIA   (577 words)

 The Memory of the Alps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
The itineraries and paths included in “The Memory of the Alps” project in the province of Alessandria.
Itineraries and paths in the province of Cuneo.
Itineraries and paths in the provinces of Novara and Verbania-Cusio-Ossola.
www.memoryofthealps.net   (615 words)

 All Other City Maps :: City Maps :: Folding Maps :: Italy-Maps.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
Alessandria is located in the region of Piemonte (Piedmont) and the province of Alessandria.
Ancona is located in the region of Marche and the province of Ancona.
Avellino is located in the region of Campania and the province of Avellino.
www.italy-maps.com /home.php?cat=266&js=n   (198 words)

 HOTELS IN ALESSANDRIA - alessandria hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
Alessandria is a city in Piedmont, Italy, the capital of the Province of Alessandria.
Hotels in Alessandria - Alessandria is a major railroad hub.
Accommodation in Alessandria - Localities to visit include the Morbello commune with activities including hiking, mountain biking, wineries and farmstead bed-and-breakfasts.
www.alberghi-in-italia.it /hotels/alessandria_hotels.htm   (67 words)

 Provincia di Alessandria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
Article 114 of the Italian Constitution states that "the Republic is divided into Regions, Provinces and Municipalities".
The Province is defined as a Local Authority responsible for representing the community, looking after the community's interests and furthering its development.
The powers of the Alessandria Province are subordinate to those of the State and of the Region of Piedmont, and concern the following areas:
www.provincia.alessandria.it /pda/userEng/istituzione/PRV/note.bfr?m=2   (223 words)

 8th european conference on fire retardant polymers
Alessandria is located in northern Italy between Milan, Turin and Genova.
Alessandria was founded by the Marquises of Monferrato as bulwark of their expansionist policy, between Bormida and Tanaro rivers in order to meet the defensive requirements.
In the course of the centuries the Alessandrines reinforced their defensive system and built the Cittadella, singular masterpiece worthy European praise and reliable evidence from that glorious past.
www.polial.polito.it /cdc/fire/tourist.html   (453 words)

 INS News: First International Napoleonic Society Congress Held in Italy
INS President Ben Weider was the official host of the Congress, and it was through his generous support of the INS that the Congress was possible.
The Congress was co-hosted by the Commune of Alessandria, the Province of Alessandria, the NorthWest Military Region, and the Regional Government of the Piemonte.
The town of Alessandria made temporary changes to street and plaza names to honor the Congress, and over 90 shopkeepers put sometimes quite elaborate Napoleonic displays in their windows.
www.napoleon-series.org /ins/news/c_congress.html   (518 words)

 Alessandria, Piemonte Directory - Alessandria Hotel Accommodation, Holidays, Property and Living in Italy Guide
A Province in the Piemonte Region of Italy
This is the Life In Italy guide to Alessandria - A Province in the Piemonte Region of Italy.
You will find information on buying a house in Alessandria, car hire, holiday insurance, train times, villa rental in Alessandria and much much more.
www.lifeinitaly.co.uk /Italy/Piemonte-Alessandria.htm   (216 words)

 Fahrt fuer Cents • Bressana • Mitfahrzentrale & Mitfahrgelegenheit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
Voghera - '''Voghera''' is a town and commune of Lombardy, Italy, in the province of Pavia.
It is located 30 km soutsouthwest of that city, on the Staffora (a tributary of the Po).
Cantù - '''Cantù''' is a city and commune in the Province of Como, located at the center of the Brianza zone in Lombardy.
www.fahrtfuercents.org /index.php?module=advert_list&mode=end&city=Bressana   (191 words)

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