The Richard West Memorial Gallery

The Richard West Memorial Gallery where 76 paintings of this Irish artist are collected are certainly worth a visit. He settled in Alassio in 1890 and dedicated his life to painting Alassio’s poetical views and surroundings.

After his death in 1905 his friends decided to create a space to show his entire works of art; so following a project of W.D. Caroe in 1907 the public Gallery was open leaving  extraordinary testimonials of the immaculate landscape which distinguished Akassui at thend of the eighteenth century. The collection improved in the Sixties when the artist’s daughter added other 70 paintings. The Gallery is also headquarter of the English Library for the English Librarian Fund and with a collection of about 18000 books (1850-1930) The Library still opens its doors three afternoons a week, 136 years after it was founded and is largely the work of one remarkably dedicated woman – Jacqueline Rosadoni. A woman with a story of her own.

Address: Pinacoteca R. West, Viale Hanbury, 17 – 17021 Alassio (Sv) Free entrance.

Winter opening: (from October till May) Wednesdey, Friday and Saturday: 3pm-6pm

Summer Opening: (from June to September) Wednesdey, Friday and Saturday: 4pm-7pm