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Established as State Archives section with d.m. 5 Dec. 1940, running 22 of the Dec. 1939, n. 2006, became State Archives following the Sept. 30 d.p.r. 1963, n. 1409. The territory of present-day province is historically constituted by Alexandria itself and part of the Monferrato, in addition to some area once belonging to the Republic of Genoa. Part of the preserved ancient books in the notarial archive of Montferrat concerns today locations belonging to the neighboring provinces of Asti, Cuneo, Savona, Vercelli and Turin. Archives of local courts, of religious guilds and suppressed the marqui
Is located on the left bank of the Tanaro river. It is an imposing military building was erected to a design by Ignazio Bertola, one of the largest in the world. The building, built daVittorio Amadeus II of Savoy in the 18th century, led to the evacuation and demolition of the entire district of Bame. Owned by the Agenzia del Demanio, can be visited thanks to the guides prepared by FAI: stellar plan, with six bastions surrounded by moats. Of great architectural interest-the military military quarters with eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings.
Almost adjacent to piazza della Libertà is the small and elegant piazza del Duomo, with the new neoclassical Cathedral (1810-1849), the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint John, which preserves a wooden statue of the Madonna della Salve; on the left side of the façade Gagliaudo formaggetta holding a Lodi, Romanesque sculpture depicting the hero of Alexandria who according to legend he distinguished himself during the siege of Barbarossa. Note on the right side of the Cathedral high and impressive Bell Tower of eclectic taste, built at various times between the 1890s and the 1922; with its 106 m