ALESSANDRIAThe city was founded in the Middle Ages, more than eight hundred years ago, in a place very important from the strategic point of view and the military, in the last hills of Monferrato, at the confluence of the Tanaro and the Bormida. Alexandria has partially retained the appearance of a typical medieval fortified town, with low houses surrounded by walls. In the early centuries of the city dates back to the church of Santa Maria di Castello and the first building of the Cathedral. The great economic expansion of the century. XVIII has enriched the historic center of beautiful Baroque churches and palaces, such as the building of the Prefecture (1730-33).