ItinerariesFriday 17 November 2017

The history of the English is almost a fairy tale in Alassio

The end of this isolation was signalled by the construction of the coastal railway which in 1872 connected London to Genoa.

The history of the English in Alassio is almost a fairy tale. A fairy tale about the arrival of tourism and with it, the wealth and elegance of a humble fishing village, isolated by hills and the sea. The end of this isolation was signalled by the construction of the coastal railway which in 1872 connected London to Genoa.

English “conqueror” sir Thomas Hanbury,was amongst the very first people to buy Alassino land. The railway meant that people could get to Baia del Sole comfortably and without the dangers posed by coastal roads full of holes which still hadn’t been tarmacked, and which were narrow and a sheer drop down to the sea.

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