Introduction 

The Special Nature Reserve of Bessa is situated between 300 and 400 m, below the southern slopes of Mombarone (Biella Alps) in the province of Biella (Piedmont - Italy). It is 7.5 km2 wide and entirely occupied by signs of the roman mine dated 2nd century B.C. with traces of previous frequentation mostly represented by erratic engraved blocks. The most important archaeological evidences are included in the 4.5 km2 of the upper Terrace and are accessible through several routes. For some of them it is better to be accompanied by a leader, as sometimes it is difficult to get one's bearing. The Park House is in the town of Cerrione and can be easily reached from SanthiÓ tollgate (Torino - Milano motorway). A Visitor Centre is operative in Vermogno hamlet.

 

        

 

Addresses

 

Riserva Naturale Speciale la Bessa

Via Crosa 1 - 13882 Cerrione (Bi)

phone 015677276  fax:0152587904

email: baraggebessabrich@tiscalinet.it

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A.T.L. (AZIENDA DI ACCOGLIENZA E PROMOZIONE TURISTICA LOCALE DELLA PROV. DI BIELLA)

via Lamarmora 3 - 13900 Biella

phone 015 351128 - email: atl@biella.alpcom.it

sito web: www.atl.biella.it

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Alberto Vaudagna ( WEBMASTER )

(docBi Biella - S.VA.P.A. Aosta)

email: avaudagna@gmail.com

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Index

Geology

 History 

 Archeo map 

 Rock art 

 Roman mine 

 Bibliography 

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