Surroundings

The Santo Stefano SPA Relais is located in a quiet location, in the heart of the countryside of Biella, but just a few kilometers from the city, from where it is possible to set off easily to explore the territory of this wonderful area of Piedmont.

 

The city of Biella is just 5 km away from the Relais (10 minutes by car). Located at the feet of the  Biella Alps, Biella preserves, in its upper part, the Piazzo, the medieval town considered the ancient heart of the city. Inside it is possible to admire the Piazza Cisterna, the thirteenth-century Church of San Giacomo, the Duomo, the Baptistery and the historic buildings.

 

Just 4 km from Sandigliano there is the characteristic medieval Ricetto di Candelo, with panoramic view on the woods of Baraggione. The Ricetto di Candelo is one of the best kept examples of this particular medieval structure and enlisted among the association of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

 

At 20 km from the Relais there is the Sanctuary of Oropa, a famous sacred place dedicated to the Black Madonna, located in a natural amphitheater in the Biella Prealps.

 

Nature lovers will be happy to know that in the immediate vicinity of the Relais there are the Parco Burcina Natural Reserve with its extraordinary valley of rhododendrons, the natural area of the Oasi Zegna, the ski resort of Bielmonte, Bessa and its ancient gold deposit, the Lake Sirio where it is possible to do lakefront walks and the Lake Viverone with its ancient prehistoric settlement.

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