The Sanctuary of Oropa

The Sanctuary of Oropa

THE SANCTUARY OF OROPA 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...
The Medieval Village of Piazzo

The Medieval Village of Piazzo

THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF PIAZZO Situated on the top of a hill, the medieval village of Piazzo overlooks the city of Biella. After the visitor has passed through the ancient doors, once used to close the village, it is possible to wander around the paved streets...
The Baptistery and Cathedral of Biella

The Baptistery and Cathedral of Biella

THE BAPTISTERY AND CATHEDRAL OF BIELLA The St. John-the-Baptist Baptistery, which is located in the heart of the old city near to the Baroque church of SS. Trinity and next to the Neoclassical Cathedral (Duomo), is a  significant example of XI-century Romanesque...
The Ricetto of Candelo

The Ricetto of Candelo

THE RICETTO OF CANDELO This medieval fortified structure (XII-XIV centuries) is considered to be one of the best preserved in Europe. Exploring this site means discovering how it was to live in the rustic world of the far past which has completely...
The Graglia Sanctuary

The Graglia Sanctuary

THE GRAGLIA SANCTUARY The Graglia Sanctuary was built in the early seventeenth century. Of noteworthy interest to visitors are the main basilica and the four recently-restored side...