Sanctuary of Oropa
Via Santuario D'Oropa, 480, 13900 Oropa BI, Italy
About Sanctuary of Oropa
The Oropa Sanctuary is the most important and largest Sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary to be found in the Alps. It is located in a unique, natural and unspoilt setting at 1200 mt. a.m.s.l, at only 20 minutes drive from the centre of Biella. The monumental complex is made of three courtyards: the heart of the Sanctuary is the Old Basilica where the Black Madonna is kept.
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The Monte Mucrone is a mountain of Biella Alps high 2,335 m. It is located in the Province of Biella between the Elvo Valley and the Oropa basin and the municipal boundaries of Biella, Sordevolo and an administrative mountain island in the municipality of Pollone converge on the culminating point. Like the rest of the Oropa basin, the eastern slopes of the Mucrone were included in 2005 in the special nature reserve of the Sacro Monte di Oropa.
The Mont Mars is the highest peak of the Biella Alps. The Valle d'Aosta side has been included in the Mont Mars Nature Reserve since 1993. It is possible to climb the summit on the southern side starting from the Sanctuary of Oropa; the difficulty of the route is estimated as EE; alternatively, you can go up the north side starting from the Lys Valley. One of the nice trekking destination and also a good viewpoint too.
The Oasi Zegna is a naturalistic area with free and open access in the province of Biella, Piedmont. Its roots date back to the thirties when the entrepreneur Ermenegildo Zegna , founder of the Zegna Group, after having created the company that bears his name in Trivero (in the Biella Pre-Alps ), dedicated himself to giving new life to his hometown.
The fort of Bard is a fortified complex that was rebuilt in the 19th century by the House of Savoy on the rock overlooking the village of Bard, in the Aosta Valley. After a long period of abandonment, the fort has been totally restored with interventions inspired by conservative recovery: it was opened to visitors in January 2006. It currently hosts exhibitions of ancient, modern, contemporary art and photography.
The Savoy Castle is a villa nineteenth-century style eclectic located in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, in Valle d'Aosta. The building, while bearing the name of "castle", is actually a large three-story villa in an eclectic style, characterized by five neo-Gothic towers. The mixture of styles was an explicit request of the sovereign, who personally participated in the progress of the work with particular assiduity.
The castle of Verrès is one of the most famous medieval Aosta Valley manors. Built as a military fortress by Ibleto di Challant in the fourteenth century, it was one of the first examples of a monobloc castle, consisting of a single building unlike the older manors formed by a series of buildings enclosed by a wall. It stands on a rocky promontory that dominates the town of Verrès and the Val d'Ayas road.
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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.