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BIELLA AND CANAVESE THE WOOL LANDS 

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The wool land: a road of fabrics culture confined between the pre-alpine lakes and Turin made of sometimes wild plateaus that merge timeless villages in Pievi and Castelli creating a rich texture like the rare fabrics that continue to be woven here !!

If not more Wool ... but Fabric !!! The fabric of the coat that Givenchy has sewn for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of the most glamorous among those preserved in the Pria di Biella Archive: a precious historical memory, made of thousands of volumes, sketches and fabrics that tell the textile industry Italian, from the eighteenth century to today. The archive, in one of the oldest factories in Biella, is among the buildings recovered along the Strada della Lana that runs from Biella to Borgosesia: 50 kilometers in the most famous woolen textile district in the world ... today the wool has disappeared .. but .. definitely not all .. some very luxury expressions remain, for the few woolen mills of absolute excellence, in this area where the harmonious multiplicity of its landscapes happily coexist with a rich heritage of history and art. This is the right place for those wishing to hunt for remote rural parishes and ancient fortified villages, enjoying good food and good wine, in this area of ​​hinge between the alpine glaciers, the Canavese mountains and the Vercelli plain. So  from the pre-Alpine lake of Viverone, where hidden the remains of pile-dwelling villages built in the Bronze Age, Castles unfold, such as that of Roppolo, villages such as  Piverone with the turreted gateway of the thirteenth century or better again the Ricetto di Candelo, where time has stopped, and finally the parish churches, such as Pieve di San Secondo, a jewel of Biella's Romanesque architecture, which in summer hosts an International Festival of Ancient Music, and the magnificent sanctuary of Oropa ..one of the most beautiful and ancient Marian shrines ..Then the view gives way to the Bessa plateau, where the dense vegetation. of this natural reserve hides the "ciapei" heaps of pebbles 15-20 meters high, which give the place an absolutely unique appearance and the natural reserves from the Burcina Park, a particular natural reserve appreciated for the wonderful blooms of azaleas and rhododendrons, and the wild Baraggione plateau considered "the last European savannah" where you can find mills, sparse birches and majestic oaks and it represents the boundary line between the Biella wool and Vercelli civilization of rice. To get to its capital Biella, the ancient Bugella, where we can admire the Piazza della Cisterna, the splendid nine-storey Romanesque bell tower and in the parish church of S. Stefano, one of the most beautiful baptisteries in Piedmont and get lost in its high quality fabrics worked with noble fibers whose practice has plurimillennial origins that continues to pulsate in the eco-fashion and design store in the disused factory of the former Trombetta woolen mill: an experimental workshop of social utility and laboratory for young talents (as well as a perfect example of industrial restyling), commissioned by the Biellese artist Michelangelo Pistoletto as in the refined woolen mills

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BIELLA: VILLAGES IN THE WOOL ROAD

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A journey back in time to retrace the manufacturing traditions of wool with its villages and Castles up to deep its green soul transformation with fashion and wine to taste in our foodies pit stops 

Our experience a journey between Biella and Borgosesia on the "wool road" to discover small fairy-tale villages such as the Ricetto di Candelo and the Castle of Roppolo, which dominates the prealpine lake of viverone. A guided tour and a first foodies pit stop with tasting of the very rare indigenous wines beyond the textile cities of Biella and Borgosesia through the industrial legacy of the district with two visits: the "wheel factory" (former Zignone wool factory) and the eco museum art and design Pistoletto (former Trombetta factory ), it will be our experience ending with a walk to visit Biella with the candelocon, its medieval walls,   or the old market of Borgosesia for walking a widespread "outlet" [...]

BIELLA CITA DELLA LANA


BIELLA: CASHMERE OUTLET AND NEBBIOLO WINES

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A journey along the Cashmere trail, to stop in the luxury stores of branded fabrics and boutiques of the rarest wineries at the foot of the Alps. Nebbiolo and Riso for our 2 Foodies pit stops
Today the northen Piedmont! And here along the cashimere trail, marked by generations, of textile factories furrowed by the biggest names .. Zegna .. Loro Piana .. Cerruti and very prestigious woolen mills, which flow into art and design to become philosophical thought .... hidden outlets for wears and hats, in the finest wools in the world, balance tiny boutiques of winemakers whose art becomes sublime to obtain a similar elegance in their wines between Ghemme and Gattinara.. this is the Alto Piemonte! Only two Foodies pit stops to talk about Nebbiolo and Panissa risotto for our wine tour and the light lunch that will alternate at least as many stops dedicated to the most sophisticated shopping ... [....]

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