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Alassio and Riviera of flowers.

Alassio has its famous "Muretto" , decorated with colorful ceramic tiles that have the autographs of famous and immortalized stars from film and theater. Alassio is a small town on the Ligurian sea coast with a well protected and lovely sandy beach.

In the heart of the old town runs the "Budello" , a typical Ligurian alley. In the Middle Ages was the main street. Now is a traffic-free pedestrian zone with numerous boutiques and retailers ( approximately 2 km long lane parallel to the coastline) . Restaurants and organize evening programs for every taste.

Il Muretto - Jet set symbol

This monument is the symbol of the "jet set" of Alassio , a symbol of a city that renews itself and progresses in the footsteps of its revered traditions.

Indeed, the social life revolves around this site on Via Dante.

Plastered and decorated colorful tiles signed by the big stars from the arts, theater and film, music and sport since the 1950's in Alassio, the city sponsors a beauty contest "Miss Muretto", which takes place every year in August.

 

Mario Berrino, the prominent painter of Alassio , cpnceived the idea of the wall. He said: "Before it was known there was only a small perimeter wall around the city park. I had the idea to beautify the wall a bit, I worked hard. The opportunity presented itself with the stay of the writer Ernest Hemingway in the city. He was immediately enthusiastic about the idea to bring irregular, colorful, vibrant tiles, equipped with the autographs of great men, who were by and by visiting the Café Roma. Other tiles were painted by the Quartet Cetra and Cosimo Ceglie Tues donated. These were the first three. " We wrote the year 1951 and our fun became legend .

The custom is still alive, and now more than 500 signatures of famous personalities are displayed along the "low wall of Alassio," a great monument to art, culture and fashion, a huge autograph album, including, to name a few: Marisa Allasio, Josè Altafini, Angelillo, Christian Barnard, Gino Bartali, Pippo Baudo, Loredana Bert, Roberto Bettega, Max Biaggi, Alfredo Binda, Mike Bongiorno, Fred Bongusto, Giampiero Boniperti, Edy Campagnoli, Loris Capirossi, Ivan Capelli, Renato Carosone, Adriano Celentano, Gino Cervi, Walter Chiari, Fausto Coppi, Lucio Dalla, Carlo D'Apporto, Fabrizio De Andrè, Vittorio De Sica, Anita Ekberg, Sergio Endrigo, Aldo Fabrizi Lucio Flauto, Giorgio Gaber, Beniamino Gigli, Gilberto Govi, Giovanni Guareschi, Grok, Thor Heyerdhal, Ezo Jannacci, Gorni Kramer, Carlo Levi, Duilio Loi, Erminio Macario, la Nazionale di Calcio Campione del Mondo nel 1982, Nino Manfredi, Nando Martellini, Mina, Domenico Modugno, Sandra Mondaini, Silvio Noto, Wanda Osiris, Gino Paoli, Raymond Peynet, Jacques Prevert, Salvatore Quasimodo, Renato Rascel, Delia Scala, Tino Scotti, Enrico Simonetti, Omar Sivori, Luisito Suarez, Harada Tetsuya, Ugo Tognazzi, Enzo Tortora, Antonello Venditti, Claudio Villa, and many more ... Also, the day of the lovers takes place along the low wall of Alassio, lost and rediscovered love, heartache and stories with happy endings . The lovers arrange to meet on Valentine's Day at the illustrious work of "les amoureux "(literally," the lovers ") by Raymond Peynet a large mural placed on the wall to enjoy the poetic atmosphere created by the most beautiful love letters is generated, which arrive here in the mailbox right at the low wall next to the statue of the amorous couple , which the sculptor Eros Pellini has realized . The website of Miss Muretto : www.missmuretto.com

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