The UNESCO-recognized Sanctuary of Oropa, which contains a precious statue of the « Madonna Nera » (The Black Madonna), is one of the most important religious sanctuaries in Europe.
This architectural jewel, located a short distance from the town of Biella and set in the middle of the Italian Alps, is one of the most important destinations for pilgrims from all over the world. The Savoy Royal Family regularly spent their summers here, enjoying the sacredness and peace of these magnificent surroundings.