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Vercelli

3.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
Vercelli , is a city and comune of 46.552 inhabitants in the Province of Vercelli, Piedmont, northern Italy. One of the oldest urban sites in northern Italy, it was founded, according to most historians, around the year 600 BC.The city is situated on the river Sesia in the plain of the river Po between Milan and Turin. It is an important centre for the cultivation of rice, and is surrounded by rice paddies, which are flooded in the summer. The climate is typical of the Po Valley with cold, foggy winters and oppressive heat during the summer months . Rainfall is most prevalent during the spring and autumn; thunderstorms are common in the summer.The languages spoken in Vercelli are Italian and Piedmontese; the variety of Piedmontese native to the city is called Varsleis.The world's first university funded by public money was established in Vercelli in 1228, but was closed in 1372. Today it has a university of literature and philosophy as a part of the Università del Piemonte Orientale and a satellite campus of the Politecnico di Torino.
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Hidden gems in Vercelli

Basilica di Sant'Andrea ©
Religious Site
Basilica di Sant'Andrea
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di San Cristoforo ©
Church
Chiesa di San Cristoforo
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Pasticceria Schifano ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pasticceria Schifano
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo del Tesoro del Duomo ©
Specialty Museum
Museo del Tesoro del Duomo
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Vercelli

Serravalle Designer Outlet ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Serravalle Designer Outlet Serravalle Scrivia
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
Lake Orta ©
Water Body
Lake Orta Orta San Giulio
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Forte di Bard ©
Specialty Museum
Forte di Bard Bard
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
La Bollente
Historic Site
La Bollente Acqui Terme
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Rice Paddies Po River
Historic Walking Area
Rice Paddies Po River
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo Borgogna ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Borgogna
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Naturalia ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Naturalia
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Museo Leone ©
Art Museum
Museo Leone
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Vercelli

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Salone Dugentesco ©
Historic Site
Salone Dugentesco
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Piazza Cavour
Historic Walking Area
Piazza Cavour
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Cattedrale di Sant'Eusebio
Church
Cattedrale di Sant'Eusebio
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di San Bernardo
Church
Chiesa di San Bernardo
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Vercelli

Museo Archeologico Civico L. Bruzza ©
History Museum
Museo Archeologico Civico L. Bruzza
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Polo Espositivo L'Arca
Art Gallery
Polo Espositivo L'Arca
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Vercelli

Teatro Civico ©
Civic Center
Teatro Civico
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Cascina Brarola ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Cascina Brarola
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

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