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The Biellese is one of the few Italian districts that host two sites recognised as Unesco World Heritage sites.

The Marian Sanctuary of Oropa, which is one of the "Sacred Mounts of Piedmont and Lombardy" as well as lake Viverone which is part of the " Prehistoric stilt villages of the Alpine arc "( a group of 111 tilt villages from Italy, Austria, France, Germany and Slovenia) enetered into the UNESCO list in June 2011. These stilt constructions date from the Bronze age, 1635-1350 B.C., where occupied up till the middle Neolithic age and at the end of the Bronze age, about one thousand years before Christ.

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Ex Susta flour mill

Ex Susta flour mill

Provincia di Biella , Biellese Orientale e Rive Rosse , Soprana
Altitude: 392.0 m.

They are a group of  buildings, in the past connected to one another, built at the beginning of the 17th century and in use until 1940.


Phone: +39 347 4110149
Type: Art-Culture , Museum

The Terracotta Ecomuseum

The Terracotta Ecomuseum

Provincia di Biella , Viverone, Serra e Bessa , Magnano
Altitude: 465.0 m.

A remarkable collection of "bielline" and  the revival of the former Cantono kiln form the nucleus of the Earthenware Ecomuseum in Ronco Biellese which was set up in 1995.


Phone: +39 0125 778100
Type: Art-Culture , Museum

The "Wheel factory"

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Provincia di Biella , Valle Medio Sessera , Pray
Altitude: 453.0 m.

"The wheel factory" (ex-woollen mill Zignone) was built around 1876. It's one of the best examples of industrial archeology in Italy.


Phone: +39 348 3679268
Type: Art-Culture , Museum , Industrial Archaeology

WWF Oasis - Oropa's botanical gardens

WWF Oasis - Oropa's botanical gardens

Provincia di Biella , Biella e Valle Oropa , Biella , Oropa
Altitude: 1200.0 m.

Run by WWF and entrusted by Biella's town council it's inside the reserve of Oropa's "Sacro Monte", a UNESCO heritage site included among the areas of great botanical interest in Piedmont.


Phone: +39 015 2523058 / +39 331 1025960
Type: Nature , Arts and the Environment , Garden

The Terracotta Ecomuseum

The Terracotta Ecomuseum

Provincia di Biella , Miagliano , Valle Cervo
Altitude: 465.0 m.

A remarkable collection of "bielline" and  the revival of the former Cantono kiln form the nucleus of the Earthenware Ecomuseum in Ronco Biellese which was set up in 1995.


Phone: +39 338 4116120
Type: Art-Culture , Architecture , Industrial Archaeology

Monastero cluniacense di Castelletto Cervo

Monastero cluniacense di Castelletto Cervo

Provincia di Biella , Baraggia e Pianura , Castelletto Cervo
Altitude: 690.0 m.

Sorto nel secolo XI, poco distante dall'area ove sono stati rinvenuti i resti di una necropoli di età romana, il monastero divenne ben presto uno dei più importanti priorati cluniacensi del Piemonte. Dal 2006 è oggetto di un sistematico e pluriennale programma di ricerca archeologica e storica.


Phone: +39 348 3694505
Type: Architecture , Art-Culture , Convent , Arts and the Environment , Places of cult

The Graglia sanctuary - Museum site of popular religiousness

The Graglia sanctuary - Museum site of popular religiousness

Valle Mosso , Provincia di Biella , Valle Di Mosso

The "Sacro Monte" of Graglia was conceived by the parish priest Nicolao Velotti in 1615 who planned the construction of a devotional path consisting of 100 chapels representative of the whole sacred history.


Phone: +39 329 2105925
Type: Art-Culture , Museum

Museo degli Acquasantini

Museo degli Acquasantini

Provincia di Biella , Pettinengo , Brich di Zumaglia e Collina Biellese
Altitude: 690.0 m.

L'oratorio di San Rocco, di origini secentesche, sito nella frazione Livera, ospita il "MUSA - Museo degli acquasantini e della sacralità dell'acqua" che espone circa 500 "benedetin" suddivisi per materia o per tipologia.


Phone: +39 347 6825122
Type: Art-Culture , Oratory , Arts and the Environment , Museum , Folk , Places of cult

Bramaterra Museum

Bramaterra Museum

Biellese Orientale e Rive Rosse , Sostegno , Provincia di Biella

The museum keeps a rich and historical documentation on local grape growing which is also of didactic interest. The old tools  they used are on exhibition: the winepress, the hand operated sheller, wine vats, baskets for the grape picking and other curious implements of the time.


Phone: +39 349 3820949 +39 0163 860112
Type: Art-Culture , Museum , Enogastronomy , Wine

The Graglia sanctuary - Museum site of popular religiousness

The Graglia sanctuary - Museum site of popular religiousness


The "Sacro Monte" of Graglia was conceived by the parish priest Nicolao Velotti in 1615 who planned the construction of a devotional path consisting of 100 chapels representative of the whole sacred history.


Phone: 015 2529345
Type: Art-Culture , Museum , Architecture , Exibition , Convent , Church

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