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Biella

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Biella is a town and comune in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, the capital of the province of the same name, with a population of 44 616. It is located about 80km northeast of Turin and about 80km west-northwest of Milan.It lies in the foothills of the Alps, in the Bo mountain range near Mt. Mucrone and Camino, an area rich in springs and lakes, the heart of the Biellese Alps irrigated by several mountain streams: the Elvo to the west of the town, the Oropa and the Cervo to the east. Nearby natural and notable tourist attractions include the Zegna Viewpoint, the Bielmonte Ski Resort, Burcina Natural Reserve, and the moors to the south of town. The Sanctuary of Oropa is a site of religious pilgrimages. In 2003, the Sacred Mountain of Oropa was inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.Biella is an important wool processing and textile centre. There is a small airport in the nearby comune of Cerrione.HistoryOriginsThe first inhabitants of the area were Ligurians and Celts. This has been ascertained from archaeological finds: they lived near streams and lakes, at first as fishermen and hunters, and later, herders.
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Hidden gems in Biella

Biella, Quartiere Del Piazzo
Landmark
Biella, Quartiere Del Piazzo
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Cittadellarte ©
Specialty Museum
Cittadellarte
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parco Avventura Veglio ©
Theme Park
Parco Avventura Veglio
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Palazzo Gromo Losa ©
Garden
Palazzo Gromo Losa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Biella

Forte di Bard ©
Specialty Museum
Forte di Bard Bard
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lake Orta ©
Water Body
Lake Orta Orta San Giulio
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area ©
Ski Area
Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area Breuil-Cervinia
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sacra di San Michele ©
Religious Site
Sacra di San Michele Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Popular things to do in Biella

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Societa Agricola Cascina la Noce ©
Farm
Societa Agricola Cascina la Noce
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
MeBo - Menabrea Botalla Museum ©
Specialty Museum
MeBo - Menabrea Botalla Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Centro Storico di Biella
Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico di Biella
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Biella

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Biella Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Biella Cathedral
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di San Sebastiano
Religious Site
Chiesa di San Sebastiano
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Chiesa di San Giacomo ©
Historic Site
Chiesa di San Giacomo
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Chiesa della SS. Trinita ©
Historic Site
Chiesa della SS. Trinita
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Biella

Museo del Territorio Biellese ©
Art Museum
Museo del Territorio Biellese
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fondazione FILA Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Fondazione FILA Museum
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Biella

Riserva Naturale Speciale della Bessa
Park
Riserva Naturale Speciale della Bessa
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

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