The capital of the wool joins the network for its creativity in the sector “Crafts and Folk Art” after enchanting Paris in the last few days with the beauty of its know-how especially on the textile industry and with the attention given to sustainability.
The Sanctuary of Oropa is a Marian Sanctuary, which is dedicated to the black Madonna. It is situated a dozen kilometres north of Biella, at about 1159 metres of altitude, in a natural amphitheatre of mountains which surround the city below and are part of the Biella Alps.
The visit to Ricetto of Candelo arouses deep emotions. Walking on its cobbled streets is like breathing history, it’s like going up and down” in the Middle Age to discover moments related to rural culture, it is like getting lost in the magic of a unique place.
Devotion and religion have left significant and important traces in the territory of Biella. There are several sanctuaries, which are built in the mountains and offer beautiful views. The three main sanctuaries near Biella, Graglia, Oropa and S. Giovanni d’Andorno, which are connected by an easily passable mountain road, and Sanctuary of Brughiera, further east, are not only places of faith and pilgrimage, but also occasions of artistic, historical and cultural discoveries.
Oasi Zegna is a nature park with free access, which extends for about 100 Km2 between Trivero and Valle Cervo in the Biella Alps in Piedmont. It was established in 1993 as the natural development of the “green thought” of Ermenegildo Zegna.
The special Nature Reserve of Bessa, established in 1985, is located in the North of Piedmont at the mouth of Aosta Valley and at the base of the southern slopes of the Biella Alps in the territory of Biella.
Large prairies and heath which alternate with sporadic trees and little wooded valleys. This landscape of Baragge immediately strikes for its simplicity and balance of spaces and forms, for its borderless aspect which stretches to infinity; this area is similar to the African Savannah.
The Place Outlet offers high quality products at reasonable prices in an atmosphere of relax and elegance. This small structure is located a few kilometres from Biella and its mountains and is characterized by an exclusive and refined shopping experience, very different from the shopping in many other outlets where haste and confusion dominate.
Being in Biella for the inauguration of an exhibition of his works, Michelangelo Pistoletto sees a white building, a disused factory, and decides to buy it to give a place to what some considered "non-place", that is Utopia. Giving rise to a utopia means denying it, and affirming a Project instead. The former Trombetta Wool Mill becomes the headquarters of the Association for a Pistoletto Foundation.