Biella, its gardens and lake Maggiore


The area around Biella lies at the southern foot of the Alps in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. It has a distinctive style of gardening which owed its origin to the birth of a new social class, made rich by the expansion of the textile industry in the 19th century. Most of these gardens are set in the grounds of private villas, palaces and castles, many of which are not usually open to the public. Our tour will open the doors of these unique and diverse places and their gardens. From mid May to mid June all the province is in bloom and covered by beautiful flowers. What an experience walking through this natural beauty ,a real explosion of fragrances and colours.

The flower show at the medieval citadel, Ricetto, is held every two years the next will bein 2016. The event known as Candelo in Fiore combines music, medieval entertainment, traditional local food together with themed flower displays.

A full day at lake Maggiore visiting the gardens of some of the most famous palaces dotted around the lake will also be included. In this Tour all lunches are provided plus a dinner upon arrival and a farewell dinner prior to departure, the other evenings will be free for you to enjoy some of the lovely restaurants and local cuisine.

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General Information

On this Tour you will stay at the elegant and charming castle  ‘Castello la Rocchetta,

beautifully appointed self catering apartments or or a 4star Hotel Santo Stefano & SPA The Burcina Park with its Rhododendron Valley, private visits to local stately homes to view their gardens as well as the famous Borromeo Islands at lake Maggiore are among the excursions taken during the week.

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