Biella Città Creativa - Candidata Unesco

Biella Città Creativa

Biella is a small town conveniently located a few kilometres between Turin and Milan. Laying among the Alps in the north-east part of Piedmont, it is surrounded by numerous natural parks and protected areas (such as the Burcina “Felice Piacenza” Park and the “Baragge” natural reserves, or the “Zegna Oasis”, sponsored by FAI (Italian Heritage Trust) since 2004.


Small but lively, Biella reveals a multifaceted personality, thanks to its diverse geographical features: Biella “Piano”, the modern city, Biella “Piazzo”, the ancient centre, reachable by a picturesque cable cart, the riverside area around the Cervo creek that runs through the town, famous for its historic woollen mills and now representing the beating heart of the new entrepreneurial creativity (Fondazione Sella, Sella LAB, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto) .

Biella also hosts several artistic and cultural museums, as well as textile archives: from the Museo del Territorio Biellese (the museum of Biella’s region), where you can discover local history through its archaeology and art sections, to the Centro Rete Archivi Tessili e Moda (textiles and fashion archives network), which also holds the DocBi’s archives and the collection belonging to the Centro Documentazione Camera del Lavoro (the documentation centre of the local labour organization).

And last, but not least, in Biella you can find the most important catholic church dedicated to the Holy Virgin, the Madonna Nera di Oropa (Oropa “Black Madonna”), situated at an altitude of 1,200 m in the Oropa Sacro Monte (“Sacred Mountain”) natural reserve.

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The UNESCO Application was presented to Minister Bonisoli
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The UNESCO Application was presented to Minister Bonisoli

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Presentated the candidature of Biella in Turin
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Presentated the candidature of Biella in Turin

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