Biella is a city that preserves its medieval soul – called the “Piazzo” and located on a hill accessible via the characteristic funicular – and the modern soul, which contains masterpieces from the past, such as the Romanesque Baptistery, the Palazzo municipal and the bell tower of S. Stefano.
Overlooking the Biella Alps, the city is the ideal starting point for numerous winter resorts, as well as for the Baragge Nature Reserve, a protected oasis that will thrill young and old.
The city of Biella is among the cities decorated with military valor for the War of Liberation, awarded on March 31, 1980 the gold medal for military valor for its activity in the partisan struggle during the Second World War.
Biella is very famous for its many typical Piedmontese food and wine excellences: Beddu cheeses, macagn, mustard, local honey.
There are many typical products of Biella such as cheeses such as Murtarat, Beddu, Salam, pork and boiled potatoes, shovel, rice sausage, and other typical regional meats. Among the typical sweets we find the canestrelli, the crunchy Ciavarin with the aroma of caramel, almonds and orange blossom, the miasce made with corn flour and many other typical Piedmontese delicacies.
The city has limited traffic areas that require authorization for access. You can find useful information about it on the website of the municipality of Biella at the following address: http://www.comune.biella.it/sito/index.php?zona-traffic-limitato-ztl.
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