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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 southeast of Turin.
- also known as Lissandria
- part of Piedmont, Italy, Province of Alessandria
- official website: www.comune.alessandria.it
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Near Alessandria is a rock of crystalline porous limestone imbued with naphta, and from which petroleum trickles. At all these localities there are churches dedicated to the Virgin, (madonna dell olio,) and the fountains themselves are under the care of monks residing there. The oil is considered a sacred remedy by superstitious Catholics. There are a great many other fountains of petroleum scattered over the island. JMaliha is collected in large quantities at the foot of a bituminous ...
The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)
by Alexander Whitelaw
It excited, however, much interest in Lombardy, aud some young men from Milan and Pavia hastened to Alessandria and Turin. Meanwhile, the emperor of ...
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