Albera Ligure

Albera Ligure ( Albera Piedmontese, Ligurian Arbea ) is a municipality with 328 (as of 31 December 2012) a population of Alessandria in the Italian province (AL ), Region Piedmont.

The municipality consists of the villages Astrata, San Martino, Figino, Santa Maria, Vendersi, Vigo and Volpara. The neighboring municipalities are Cabella Ligure, Cantalupo Ligure, Fabbrica Curone, Montacuto and Rocchetta Ligure. The patron saint of the place is San Giovanni Battista.


The village lies at an altitude of 423 m above sea level. The municipality covers an area of ​​21.38 km ².


The territory has been inhabited since ancient times. In the 9th century, the Benedictine abbey Vendersi was built on the remains of an ancient monastery. In the 13th century the area came under the feudal rule and became part of the Papal States. In the wake of the Risorgimento of the town in the province of Alessandria was slammed.