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What to do and see in Biella

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Biella, city made up of a lower part (Biella Piano) and an upper part (Biella Piazzo) connected by a cable car. In the lower part we can find the Baptistery dating from the tenth century and the Cathedral, while the upper part is the historic core of the city full of medieval atmosphere and valuable buildings. At about twelve kilometers north of the city lies the Sacro Monte di Oropa, UNESCO World Heritage Site, imposing religious complex inspired by the Marian cult of the Black Madonna. Other places of tourist importance are, in the mountains of Valle Cervo, the Oasi Zegna, natural area educational purposes from which start the Zegna Panoramic, touristic scenic road that allows you to enjoy spectacular views and in spring offers beautiful blooms of plants and shrubs. In the town of Pollone we can find the natural reserve of Burcina Park, while at Trivero we can find the ski resort Bielmonte with several ski runs and ski lifts. Of particular interest is the ancient medieval village of Ricetto of Candelo, beautifully preserved and that inside the fortified structure has more than two hundred buildings. For lovers of extreme sports and strong emotions should be noted, at the town of Veglio, the structure called “Colossus” is used as a permanent system of Bungee Jumping, with its more than 150 meters is one of the largest in Europe. For lovers of water sports instead the Lake of Viverone offers any opportunities for aquatic sports. Among the most characteristic shows we have the Carnival of Biella with the traditional “process at Babi” (typical carnival mask) and the Passion of Sordevolo, re-enactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ that now for two hundred years is staged with over four hundred actors every five years in the period between June and September.

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