Photographer's Note

Alassio is a town and comune of Liguria, Italy, on the Gulf of Genoa coast, in the province of Savona.

It is mainly noticeable as a health resort in winter and a bathing-place in summer and has many hotels.

The town was settled in the Middle Ages when valley inhabitants started coming down to the sea to fish. According to the legend, the name derives from that of Adelasia, daughter of Emperor Otto I.

Control of the town was eventually taken by the monks from the island of Gallinara and later by the commune of Albenga.

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