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Alessandria is a city in Piedmont with a population of approx. 97,000.
Alessandria is a major hub for train travel. There are frequent trains from/to Genoa, Milano and Turin ]. Autozug is a service of DeutscheBahn that connects Germany straight to Alessandria. Autoslaap also connects the Netherlands with Alessandria
Corso Roma. This is the main shopping street, with all the boutiques and hight street chain stores, from Zara, to Tezenis, Carpisa, Swatch, etc. The Borsalino store still sells the famous hats. Borsalino originally comes from Alessandria and has left a deep legacy. This street has been recently repaved and gets packed especially on Saturdays between 6 pm and 8 pm.
Rabatons à la lisandreina (A kind of gnocchis with spinachs and cheese); Pollo alla marengo; Amaretti (small cookies with almonds); Baci di dama (small cookies with chocolate and chestnuts);
Di Noi Tre, Via Plana. Relaxed atmosphere with confortable vintage seating and good music, great for conversation. It gets quite busy on Fridays and Saturdays. Zogra, Corso Roma. Lush interiors and a good selection of cocktails. The furniture is Italian design at its best. Expect a fashionable crowd, with occasional live music events, especially jazz.