Discover Biella,
the tourist guide of Biella.

Discover Biella,
the tourist guide of Biella.

Piedmont | Between Sacri Monti and Industrial Archaeology

An itinerary to discover the Sacri Monti of Canavese and the city of Biella, among natural beauty, history and industrial archaeology.


4 days / 3 nights

1st DAY

Arrival in the morning at the Ducal Castle of Aglié and guided tour of the prestigious Savoy residence whose central nucleus was built in the 12th century on behalf of the San Martino count family, originally from the Canavese area. In the early afternoon, transfer to the farmhouse and accommodation in the reserved rooms. At 6.00 pm, as per Piedmontese tradition, a snack so far at a typical craft brewery with tasting combined with a selection of cheeses from the Canavese valleys. Return to the facility and overnight stay.

2nd DAY

After a breakfast based on typical local products, transfer to the Sacro Monte di Belmonte. Overlooking the vast panorama of the Turin plain and the Alpine glimpses of the Canavese, the sacred Monte di Belmonte and the most recent of the sacred Piedmontese mountains included in the UNESCO site dating back to the 11th century. It was a Franciscan friar returning from the Holy Land who planned the construction of a new path to illustrate the passion of Christ. The construction of the chapels was completed around 1825. The realism of the characters is so effectively engaging as to justify the acts of vandalism carried out up until a few decades ago by those who targeted the figures of the villains with stones. the 13 chapels wind along a circular path in a lush natural environment among centuries-old oaks and chestnut trees in an area full of historical evidence from the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age, from the Romanesque era and from the Lombard phase documented by the remains of a fortified village emerged between the chapels. In the afternoon return to the farmhouse for dinner and overnight stay.

3rd DAY

After breakfast, check out of the rooms and transfer to Biella for a guided tour of the city. The Piazzo or the medieval village that constitutes the upper part of Biella is considered the heart of the city and seat of the town hall until the 19th century where you can admire typically medieval architectural ideas such as Piazza Cisterna and the 13th century church of San Giacomo. The village is connected to the rest of the city with numerous medieval climbs but can be accessed more comfortably using the funicular. The history of the city then saw its transformation in the nineteenth century. The tradition of wool workers dates back to the mid-1200s but, in 1849 along the banks of the Cervo stream, Massimo Sella purchased a building near the Chiavazza bridge which already housed a paper mill and moved his wool mill there where Pietro Sella had already introduced the innovation of the water wheel to drive the looms. With the introduction of new mechanical looms, the first modern woolen mill was born and the industrialization process slowly took place over the course of the century. Lunch in the Piazzo area to taste the typical recipe for polenta concia accompanied by one of the local wines and, finally, taste the typical canestrelli biscuits. In the afternoon transfer to the Burcina Park nature reserve for a walk in this protected natural reserve created by Felice Piacenza, a well-known industrialist in the wool sector with a passion for botany who in the first half of the nineteenth century built this green area of ​​Anglo-Saxon inspiration also having a spectacular basin of rhododendrons between paths, roads and driveways. Accommodation in a four-star hotel and overnight stay.

4th DAY

After breakfast, visit to the Cittadellarte Pistoletto foundation, exhibition space Inside a disused factory, the former Trombetta wool mill, an industrial archeology complex in the historic textile center of , where many works by the well-known artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, known throughout the world, can be found for his works such as the "Venus of rags" the "mirroring paintings" and the "third paradise" In the early afternoon visit to the outlets in the area where you can find the garments made with the best wool and cashmere fabrics, excellence of this area as the same fabrics exported with great success still today all over the world.

FEE PER PERSON: starting from 492.00 euros.

Single room supplement: on request.


• 4 nights with breakfast

• Visits, entrance fees and meals as scheduled

• Medical policy

• Assistance and consultancy


• Extras.

• Anything not expressly indicated in the item "THE PRICE INCLUDES"

Technical organization: IC WORLD

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