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 kilometres east of Turin.

Alessandria is a historic city. It was founded in 1168 by the Republic of Genoa as a strategic defensive outpost to protect its territories from neighboring city-states, especially from the expanding influence of Milan and Pavia. Known in Frederick Barbarossa’s time as Civitas Nova (the New City), after joining the Lombard League in 1168 it was offered to Pope Alexander III, who agreed to make it a feudal holding of the Church. It was renamed Alessandria in his honour.

Alessandria quickly grew in importance due to its strategic location at the confluence of several major roads and rivers, becoming a crucial center for trade and military operations.

Summer School Venue

The event is being held at c/o Camera di commercio di Alessandria (Chamber of Commerce of Alessandria)

Via Vochieri, 58 - 15121 Alessandria

and is organized in collaboration with the Politecnico di Torino.


EPMA is grateful to the Camera di Commercio Alessandria-Asti for its valuable support.

The venue can easily be reached on foot from the hotels (5 minutes walking).


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