ITALY UNESCO World Heritage
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.
Biella's Museum Network 2013
The project started with the positive experience of the Museum Network of Ivrea's Morenic Amphitheatre (AMI), set up in 2011 (map A).
Biella's Museum Network 2013, organized by the Elvo Valley and Serra Ecomuseum in collaboration with Biella's Ecomuseum includes 18 ecomuseums and small museums situated in 15 Villages in the province of Biella.
Encouraging the sharing of resources and aims between the private and public protagonists concerned, the project supports a uniform promotion of the heritage sites in the network with the involvement of 36 young museum operators specifically selected, trained and paid, who together with the people in charge of the sites guarantee continuous and organized visiting hours.
Besides the 18 sites of the Biella's Museum Network (in red) you can also find on this map the 4 sites of the Museum Network of Ivrea's Morenic Amphitheatre located in the biellese territory (in green).
The opening days and times of the 2 networks don't coincide and this is indicated on the back cover.