Discover Biella,
the tourist guide of Biella.

Discover Biella,
the tourist guide of Biella.

Description

The Sanctuary of Oropa, with its unspoilt valley, is the ideal place for a stay between nature and culture, away from crowds. Located at 1200 meters above sea level, in the heart of the Reserve of the Sacred Mount of Oropa, it is only 15 minutes from the center of Biella.

The rooms of the Sanctuary (Comfort, Junior Suite and Suite typology) offer a hotel quality accommodation suitable to satisfy all needs, for a tourism accessible to all.

Oropa offers the possibility to organize meetings in a unique setting thanks to the conference rooms located inside the Sanctuary.

According to tradition, the origin of the Oropa Sanctuary dates back to the 4th century a.D., when it was erected by St. Eusebio, the first Archbishop of Vercelli. The oldest documents, dating back to 1200, mention the sacellum where the Black Virgin was worshipped. The current Basilica (beginning of 1600) was erected around this small chapel, as was the rest of the impressive building complex, including the New Church that was consecrated in 1960. 


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