🇮🇹 Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. The city is sited on the alluvial plain between the Tanaro and the Bormida rivers, about 90 km east of Turin. Alessandria is also a major railway hub. Alessandria railway station, opened in 1850, forms part of the Turin–Genoa railway. It is also a junction for six other lines, to Piacenza, Novara, Pavia, Cavallermaggiore, Ovada and San Giuseppe di Cairo, respectively.
The Cittadella of Alessandria is a star fort and citadel built in the 18th century by the Kingdom of Sardinia, and today it is one of the best preserved fortifications of that era. It is one of the few fortifications in Europe still in their original environment, since there are no buildings blocking the views of the ramparts, or a road that surrounds the ditches.
Alessandria has a population of over 93,840 people. Alessandria also forms the centre of the wider Alessandria Province which has a population of over 425,297 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Alessandria is twinned with: 🇫🇷 Argenteuil, France; 🇵🇸 Jericho, Palestine; 🇨🇿 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; 🇭🇷 Karlovac, Croatia; 🇦🇷 Rosario, Argentina; 🇷🇴 Alba Iulia, Romania.