Ricetto di Candelo represented for the medieval citizens of Piedmont a place to store grain, wine, and even themselves in the event of attack. The local feudal lords never intended it as regular housing. Two hundred cells take up 13,000 sq m (140,000 sq ft). The historical records first mention this structure more than a millennium ago. Visitors get drawn into the past because of how well preserved this site is. Try the antipasti at the restaurant inside. Using our world travel planner, Candelo attractions like Ricetto di Candelo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Yesterday I was in this beautiful village that invokes a very medieval or fantasy movie site (of which I am passionate about). Tiny place, but quaint. If you're around Biella I highly recommend you lose half an hour in this fantastic place.
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  • Two steps away from Biella Ricetto of Candelo looks like a fascinating and charming medieval village. Smaller than expected (turning in just over an hour and without running) inside houses two taverns and a small number of independent craftsmen. Missing a bar. The facilities are spacious and clean. Little parking outside. Recommend a visit, but certainly during some themed event. This mean that it is a little gem of Piedmont.
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  • Complex dating back to the mid 1700 's. Nice place but should be embraced. On a Saturday in August, many shops closed. Many stable then suffer from neglect. In any case it is worth visiting.
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  • Very nice place. It seems like you jumped back in time.
  • A place that breathes history. Very well preserved.
  • Perfect place for a walk.Romantic dinner in the restaurant inside the Ricetto.....highly recommend their deserts !!! Note for the ladys....wear flats!The street's are made of stones that are not ideal for high heals.
  • Best to visit when some event is on. It is normally very quiet and good for a short walk
  • Wonderful historical site, very well preserved and full of artisan's shops and typical restaurants

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