Between Piedmont and Lombardy
A small and quiet town, balanced between the Piedmontese tradition and the Lombard influence, Tortona embodies the charm that has impressed centuries of history, since the Ligurian people settled in this area. Today, it is an essential stop for those who are discovering the province of Alexandria.
Its historic center is crossed by Via Emilia, the main axis of the city, full of shops, restaurants and bars for a delicious break, but from which also open elegant squares such as Piazza Aristide Arzano. Here you will find Palazzo Guidobono, home to the Archaeological Museum where the Courtyard of the Sarcophagi is preserved.
The heart of the city is the Duomo, built in the sixteenth century on the ruins of the Castle. Your gaze will also be caught by the Torrione, visible even from the highway thanks to its 34 meters high. With its bold blend of Liberty and medieval taste, it is Tortona's most photographed monument.