The Province of Alessandria (Italian: Provincia di Alessandria) is an Italian province, with a population of some 425,000, which forms the southeastern part of the region of Piedmont. The provincial capital is the city of Alessandria.
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When approaching this attraction, you are stunned that the entrance is so plain. Once you are inside you realize how important this building was to the Jewish community. The history of the Sinagoga and the many stories associated with it are extremely interesting. Unfortunately, the Jewish community is down to only seven people. Hopefully, this building can survive to provide future generations with this important history.
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One night we watched an elderly gentleman totter up to the Fountain with his glass. He filled it and went back up the steps to lean up against the wall. He savoured it and went back two more times. The Fountain is an interesting site because not too often in the middle of a town do you find this type of a Fountain that is open to everyone and free of charge. Yes, it smells. Sulfur lingers. It's worth a visit. Whitebeard83
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Beautiful Cathedral, well maintained and restorated. Unfortunately I had not scheduled a guided tour and therefore had to visit what was open at that time on my own.
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We had a somewhat shortened visit because a memorial service was about to begin. We were very impressed by how well maintained they kept the Cathedral. The roof paintings are vivid and well worth taking time to crane your neck and study them. The Cathedral is not as gloomy as many we've visited. Whitebeard83
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This secluded hilltop monastery provides a shady destination and outdoor walks. The open central courtyard has an old chapel, souvenir shop and 3 restaurants. There are lots of picnic tables. A series of rustic trails lead to many small sacred buildings among the trees. On a Tuesday in mid-April we had the place to ourselves, but judging by the large parking area I suspect it is much busier on weekends and holidays.
4 based on 215 reviews
We were staying at villa sparina for a relative's wedding and decided to come here for a visit. It was impromtu visit. The drive up the hill was challenging especially when there are cars coming down the hill at the same time! When we arrived, the tour group has just started in italian, but minutes later, an english speaker was appointed to us. It was great to know the history of the place, and also the escapee that managed to escape the fortress when it was a prison. There is a short documentary at the end about this, and it is in english, with italian subtitle. Definitely well taken care off, preserved. Looking forward to when the castle will be open to public after restorations.
4 based on 480 reviews
We stopped in Alessandria for the first time as we'd driven past and seen the advertised star shaped Cittadella many times whilst passing on the motorway. We were the only visitors and were able to wander around the outside of the buildings at leisure. This was in the morning and the only guided tours were held after four in the afternoon. The area covered by the barracks was vast and the buildings were in various stages of decay. Some were in the process of restoration but it was obvious that not much money had been spent on this. There were plaques giving a glimpse of the importance of the citadella during the first and second world wars. It would be a very interesting visit for a military historian. There was a childrens playground and lots of space/parking. Some attempt had been made to create a nature trail.
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We stopped in shortly before the store closed for lunch. Nonetheless, the staff was super helpful and accommodating in addressing our tourists requests. We ended up purchasing a variety of pastas and sauces, (which they helped us match up). We've now eaten most of our purchases (we froze some packets), and have thoroughly enjoyed everything we've tasted.
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Remnants of Roman aqueduct that brought fresh water from the nearby hills to the centre of Acqui. What remains is worth examining as examples of roman engineering. There are information boards that explain the techniques of how the aqueducts were constructed.
The remnants stand in a park along the river and is easy to access from the town centre. There's a nicely paved walking and bike path that will take you four kilometers along the river. It's a lovely and peaceful walk or cycling path.
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This Synagogue was built in 1595. Guidebooks call it one of the most beautiful in Europe. I agree.
The Synagogue is lovingly maintained by 7 people comprising the entire local Jewish community. Their devotion to the building, museum and cultural outreach is remarkable. Tour guides to the museum are unpaid, non-Jewish volunteers. The Synagogue tour is usually done by one of the 4 older members of the congregation. One went to high school and college in Wisconsin, email ahead and see if she can give your tour unless you speak Italian. The love of this small cadre for the building and all it represents adds to a wonderful experience.
You must see the marvelous display of Menorahs in the basement gallery. An incredible artistic display of variations on the simple theme of 9 candles. Apparently there are over 100 in the collection, not all are on display. My favorites were the dancing rabbis, the split violin and the bees.
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