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.
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Biella is among the 4 creative cities that will compete in Paris for joining the network

Biella, Trieste, Bergamo and Como: this is the list of the cities that have obtained the official support of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO for entering the network of "Creative Cities".

The Executive Council of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, which met Thursday, June 13th, in fact deliberated on the nominations to join the Creative Cities Network and decided unanimously to support the cities of Bergamo for gastronomy, Biella and Como for crafts and Trieste for literature.

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Biella

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).

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Even Massimo Giletti supports the candidacy of Biella Creative City!
26/06/2019 Updates

Even Massimo Giletti supports the candidacy of Biella Creative City!

The journalist of Biella origin presents his book "Le dannate"

Music and Theater in Trappa
26/06/2019 Events

Music and Theater in Trappa

29 and 30 June: two events not to be missed

Wear It Innovation Summit
25/06/2019 Updates

Wear It Innovation Summit

The candidature presented in Berlin

Museum Synergies in the Cervo Valley in Sant'Eurosia and Miagliano
25/06/2019 Events

Museum Synergies in the Cervo Valley in Sant'Eurosia and Miagliano

Double appointment at the Atelier of the sculptor Massimino Perino and at Lanificio Botto

MOVING SOUNDS
25/06/2019 Events

MOVING SOUNDS

Sound paths in the Biellese museum network 2019

Textile and Health: a prize of 15 thousand euros
24/06/2019 Updates

Textile and Health: a prize of 15 thousand euros

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