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18 November 2018

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy

Graglia is a bead of the long string of Sacred Mountains you can find in the Alps area of Italy. These are religious buildings that include a basilica, houses for monks and visitors, different chapels carrying to the basilica. Actually, some of them are well kept, others are not so popular and are abandoned to their destiny and to the pity of nature.

Yesterday, we visited one of such disheartening but incredibly beautiful places, Sanctuary of Graglia situating not far from Biella, Piedmont, Italy. Once it was a popular place. The buildings are still very impressive and there is a big house for clergy that seems to be completely empty.

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy



Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy


The project (1616) was worthy: it had to be a new Gerusalemme and the chapels, that educational itinerary leading to the top of the mountain, had to be 100. You could find some of them if you have more time to explore the area.

From my perspective, the best and very touching is the cloister with the statue of Madonna posted on the columns and a fountain, similar to that of Oropa, with a big cook to drink. I have to say that the water is the cleanest and the tastest I've ever drunk. On November, 15, we found flowering camellias and a fantastic astonishing flower there. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of this plant.

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy



There were some autos parked near the basilica and we waited that the mass finish. The basilica is spacious and there were two very big censers (something I've never seen before). Very interesting is the chapel on the left where is the only statue from the original project, the statue of Madonna from Loreto, destination of pilgrimages from the time the statue arrived in Graglia. Other tourist attractions are surely beloved by all: excellent local cuisine.

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy

Sacred Mountain of Graglia Near Biella, Italy,tourist attractions in Italy


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