There is Nothing in Alessandria!

…that was what my lovely friends who were living in Alessandria for our semester of study said. While I was in Romania, they were living in Alessandria, Italy. They kept telling me that there really is nothing in Alessandria.

If you go to Milano Centrale (train station) and find platform 23 (or was it 22?), you will find a train to Alessandria every hour. Located only an hour away from Milan, Alessandria is a pretty little town in the Piedmont region of Italy.

As I arrived to the city, I didn’t see there was anything wrong with it. The city is lovely filled with cobbled-stones streets. I love this kind of city. My friend took me around the city and it did indeed only took several hours by foot to explore the city. The city is very small.

At night, it doesn’t have a wowza nightlife (well, I had Bucharest to compare so it was pretty high standard :P) and you can really feel that everyone knew everyone. Wherever you are on the street everyone around you seem to greet each other as if they’ve been friends for years (probably they have!). Most of the time the city is quiet and peaceful.

After spending a week there, I understood my friends. Alessandria is a lovely little town but it wasn’t made for students. You see, my friends like to party, have lots of sports activities, go into town and shop…and Alessandria couldn’t give them that. Of course after 5 months living there, they were extremely bored.

Nonetheless, I went around the city and took these pictures. I wouldn’t say that there’s nothing here πŸ˜‰

Piazza del Duomo

On one of my walks, I spotted this open market. They sold a lot of things from food to second hand things to brightly coloured jewellery and scarves.

And just so you know, they have a gelato bar which sells amazing gelato – well it’s Italy after all. Who needs ANYTHING else if there is great gelato just 10 minutes walk from your flat?!

I love cemetery (no I am not weird!), the one in Alessandria is so beautiful. Just look at the ceiling of this city cemetery. Amazing colours!

Cemetery in Alessandria

Would you live in Alessandria? Or is it just a “one-day-visit” kind of town for you?

20 Comment

  1. I LOVE the pictures!!! Sooo pretty!! The cemetery looks a lot like the one on Zagreb that I had in mind writing about soon. I love cemeteries too! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you dear! I know right, I was shocked too to see such beauty in Alessandria! Oh good, we can go cemetery-walking together πŸ˜€

  2. I wouldn’t say that there’s nothing in Alessandria too!
    Dari fotonya, gw bisa bilang gw bakalan betah tinggal disana πŸ˜€
    I love the road btw, trus ngunjungin open marketnya, and off course, the beautiful cemetery πŸ˜‰

    great pictures kakak! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks Wenni πŸ™‚
      Iya gw juga suka ama kota kecil ini lagian ada kereta murah tiap jam ke Milano/Turino/Verona…ah kalo gw tinggal di situ pasti tiap weekend nglayap hehe. Suka banget ama cemeterynya juga, banyak jg yang suka ama cemetery ya.

  3. Honestly I’ve never heard or been to Alessandria. I thought it was the one in Egypt, hihihi :p
    But it think it worth to visit though, it looks pretty on your pictures. And YAY! Finally I found someone who loves cemetery too! πŸ˜€

    1. Setuju sama debby, kirain alessandria ini yg di Egypt πŸ™‚

      1. Hihi iya makannya gw bilang ama Deb kalo gw search weather di google pasti rujukannya ke yang di Egypt :D..padahal beda banget ama yg di Mesir.

    2. Funny you should say that Deb, whenever I google search for “Alessandria weather” it gives me the weather of the one in Egypt haha. But yes, it is a pretty town.

  4. Kalau cemeterynya keq yang diatas mah aku juga suka πŸ™‚

    1. Ahahaha ga ngeri kan ya πŸ˜€

  5. Nothing to see in Alessandria? C’mon! It’s a beautiful place. The architecture seems to be so interesting and of course…. the food!

    1. That’s what I told my friends too Agness! πŸ˜€

  6. Lovely shots of a pretty town – especially love the gelato one!! πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Suzanne! Of course, it’s Italy I couldn’t resist the gelato shot πŸ˜€

  7. Architecture of Alessandria is very beautiful and this colored market improves the beauty of this place. I think your friends are very funny and you write this title to made their statement wrong. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes I am trying to prove my friends wrong πŸ˜‰ There is “something” in Alessandria after all!

  8. Nice pictures… Paling suka bangunan old church-nya…
    More photos and gelato please… :p

    1. Hi Halim, iya tuh old church-nya ga sengaja nemu pas jalan2. Bagus ya, banyak arsitektur yang menarik ternyata di Alessandria πŸ™‚
      Nanti kalo diberi kesempatan ke Itali lagi aku post more photos and gelatos yaaa πŸ˜€

  9. Well, I have been told from reliable sources, that there is indeed nothing in Alessandria. Although maybe for one day it’s ok! Nice pics! Cheers Aggy!

    1. Well ElPavelo, I’m 200% sure that our sources are the same, you really should see it for yourself, it’s a rather nice town to live in πŸ™‚

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