3 days in Province of Alessandria Itinerary

3 days in Province of Alessandria Itinerary

Make it your trip
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Drive to Acqui Terme
Acqui Terme
— 1 night
Drive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City


Acqui Terme — 1 night

Acqui Terme is a city and comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the province of Alessandria. You've now added La Bollente to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Acquedotto Romano, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Teatro Romano, and finally contemplate the long history of La Bollente.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Acqui Terme journey planner.

New York City, USA to Acqui Terme is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Acqui Terme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Acqui Terme to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Province of Alessandria travel guide

Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. The city is sited on the alluvial plain between the Tanaro and the Bormida rivers, about 90km southeast of Turin.Alessandria is also a major railway hub.HistoryAlessandria was founded in 1168 with a charter as a free commune; it was sited 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 Montferrat, a staunch ally of the Emperor, with a name assumed in 1168 to honor the Emperor's opponent, Pope Alexander III. In 1174–1175 the fortress was sorely tested by Imperial siege and stood fast. A legend (related in Umberto Eco's book Baudolino, and which recalls one concerning Bishop Herculanus’ successful defense of Perugia several centuries earlier) says it was saved by a quick-witted peasant, Gagliaudo: he fed his cow with the last grain remaining within the city, then took it outside the city walls until he reached the Imperial camp. Here he was captured, and his cow cut open to be cooked: when the Imperials found the cow's stomach filled with grain, Gagliaudo was asked the reason to waste such a rich meal. He answered that he was forced to feed his cow with grain because there was such a lot of it, and no room to place it within the city. The Emperor, fearing that the siege would last too long, left Alessandria free. (Malaria was probably the real cause of his departure.) A statue of Gagliaudo can be found on the left corner of the city cathedral.