Happy Holidays in Alassio

For some years (ten) I’ve spent the summer in Alassio, a merry town on the Liguria coast. When I say “spent the summer”, I really mean all summer, normally the monsters and I await the end of the school year patiently and, the next day we board our car, full to the brim with luggage, toys, food, cleaning stuff, golf clubs etc. to move to our summer residence. The return is always a big trauma. It’s impossible to decide to come back so we leave it to the last day of the summer holiday. The result is the kids want to go to school in their swimming costumes and crocs and obviously they can’t sit at their desks for more then 5 minutes…

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There are many reasons why I love Alassio and if you’ve have never been there or you’re looking for a place for your next holidays (with or without kids) I’d like to recommend you some of my favourite places…

 

Bagni COSTANTE

Clean and elegant, Mrs Irma (or la signora Irma) lido offers some added value: warm showers, a bar for breakfast/lunch/aperitivo, entertainment for the kids and, new this year, water gym lessons! Plus if you need a quick medical consultation, Irma will be happy to help: from sun strokes to jellyfish burns and backache, she knows it all. And she makes some delicious anchovies in olive oil, following the old regional recipe.

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G Di MURO

When it comes to my hair I’m complicated: I have very thick and frizzy hair but I’d like to keep it long for some more years. When I cut it I become anxious, I almost panic because I don’t like anyone to wash and dry my hair, I’d rather do it myself or I get nervous. Gianni Di Muro is a true genius and his cuts will definitely make you happy. He understands what you want and gives honest advice. Moreover you never have to wait as they’re super efficient. If you’re up for some colour or a chatouche or whatever, go and have a look at Giulia’s shop while you wait. Giulia is Gianni’s daughter and her shop is connected with the salon. Here you’ll find a selection of top designers, such as Watanabe, Isabel Marant, Jil Sander, Balmain…

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Aperitivo al Sangiuccu

This is the place for meeting Alassini (people from Alassio) and tourists in the same place, making for a very interesting mix. Here you’ll be served the perfect spritz or a Westyleteren beer with a smile (which you can’t take for granted in a lot of other places) and delicious regional snacks; and the best thing is you won’t need a mortgage to enjoy your drinks in the sunset!

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Dinner (or lunch) at Hotel Lamberti

If you are used to the restaurants in Liguria where the best dishes are always…finished, this one will make you change your mind. The Cavalli family has been in this business for generations and lately they’ve left everything in Bruno’s young hands. Bruno is passionate about food and wine and makes a great effort to manage the restaurant and the cellar. Every night they offer a different “menù degustazione” that includes two starters, one pasta dish and one main dish. My favourite dish is tuna carpaccio, with mustard vinaigrette and Maldon Vanilla Salt while my other half’s favourite is mezze maniche with lobster, friggitelli peppers, pesto and cayenne peppers.

 

It would be no problem for me to have all my meals in this environment, which is chic enough but also informal, where you always feel at home and spoilt at the same time…

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Alassio I Love You

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