St. Andrew’s Basilica

St. Andrew’s Basilica

ST.ANDREW’S BASILICA St. Andrew’s Basilica is a 13th-century church dedicated to the Apostle St. Andrew that was built on the request of Cardinal Guala Bicchieri. The basilica is a sacred masterpiece of Gothic-Romanesque architecture and for this reason featured...
The Vercelli Cathedral

The Vercelli Cathedral

THE VERCELLI CATHEDRAL The grand cathedral erected and enlarged by St. Eusebius around the 14th century was radically changed in the sixteenth century by Count Alfieri. Subsequently, from the mid-20th century onwards it underwent many restoration projects which...
Santa Maria Abbey of Lucedio

Santa Maria Abbey of Lucedio

SANTA MARIA ABBEY OF LUCEDIO The Lucedio Abbey, situated near Trino, is especially famous for the many legends concerning its long history. Secret crypts, the mummified corpses of abbots sitting on thrones arranged in a circle, underground rivers, and a column that...
The Sacred Mount of Varallo

The Sacred Mount of Varallo

THE SACRED MOUNT OF VARALLO The monumental complex of the Sacred Mount which dominates Varallo is the oldest of all such structures in Italy. Since 2003 it has been part of the international heritage protected by UNESCO; this acknowledgement testifies to the amazing...
The Buronzo Castle

The Buronzo Castle

THE BURONZO CASTLE The Buronzo Castle has a unique structure defined as a “castle consortium”, characterized by parts which were added on over four historical periods. During the fourth phase (XVI-XVIII centuries) the castle was transformed into a residential palace....