Alassio.

Corso Dante Alighieri 324 (Alassio)


The wall of Alassio is considered the best known of the monuments of the city Alassio, in the province of Savona, located in Corso Dante Alighieri opposite the historic Caffè Roma.

The idea to beautify and decorate the wall that still surrounds a public garden was the owner Local dell'antistante Mario Berrino and immediately received the favor and support of the American writer Ernest Hemingway resident in the western Ligurian town and regular visitor to the cafe. Not having a specific authorization by the municipality of Alassio the first three ceramic tiles - made from local ceramicist Pacetti and the writer's signature, the Quartetto Cetra and Cosimo Di Ceglie guitarist - were secretly affixed almost dawn of 1953 .

The next day there was not any disciplinary action or removal by the municipal entity and which convinced the founder to continue his work with the addition, day after day, of similar and irregular colored tiles which initially reported the signatures of most illustrious customers of Cafe Roma to which, over the years and with the popularity of the decorated wall, joined by those of numerous personalities from the film, television, fashion, entertainment and sports: there are nearly 1,000. The bronze statue of Lovers, placed over the low wall, is the work of sculptor Eros Pellini.

Connected to the wall is the namesake beauty contest which takes place in the town of Alassio Miss Muretto.


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