Religious Sightseeing in Piedmont

Relais Santo Stefano, the perfect hotel near religious sites in Northern Italy


Guests who look for a comfortable hotel near religious sites in Northern Italy should consider booking a room at Relais Santo Stefano. Standing in the heart of the Piedmontese countryside, our distinct Spa resort will be your perfect starting point to discover the most impressive monuments in the region.


The structure’s strategic position makes it easy to reach by car from Turin and Milan. Plus the city of Biella is only five kilometers away from here. The nearest attractions are the Church of San Giacomo, consecrated in 1227 by Ugo di Sessa, the Cathedral or Duomo and the Baptistery, built in the ninth century and dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, featuring a series of frescoes painted by the anonymous Maestro di Oropa in 1318 AD.


Head to the Oropa Sanctuary, one of the most famous places of worship in the area created to harbor the Black Virgin, a wooden statue carved by St. Luke himself and brought straight from Jerusalem by Eusebius of Vercelli. Construction started during the Middle Ages, with various other buildings being added over the following centuries, nowadays it is a popular pilgrimage destination. In addition, the Alpine mountains surrounding it is labeled as a natural reservation.


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