You find Alessandria in the Po-Valley. It is between the Tanaro River, which runs straight through the city, and the Bormida River. Both rivers feed the Po River. The city is surrounded by the hills of Monferrato and Tortonese. There are vast vineyards, fertile agricultural land, and beautiful hamlets.
Alessandria is positioned in the geographical center of the capital cities of Lombardy (Milan), Piedmont (Turin) and Liguria (Genoa) and has almost 94,000 inhabitants. Due to this strategic location on the river, the area was already populated in the third century BC and was conquered by the Romans.
Strolling through the alleys of Alessandria with its numerous shops and cozy restaurants and bars is great. Then you can try the specialty of Alessandria, Bacio di Dama. It is a small, bite-size, chocolate cookie sandwich with a hazelnut chocolate cream in between.