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Cimitero monumentale di Oropa, Oropa

#10 of 15 in Sightseeing in Province of Biella
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  • Very well maintained with an architecture worthy of praise. Particular monuments Biellese families, perched on a Hill as a kind of Amphitheater. It is worth to know him and see him.
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  • A splendid fresco of the dynasties that have made this stretch of land between ... almost forgotten more beautiful houses. .. without listing the names ... works of sculptors, architects, painters ... placed in a beech wood ... ... it's worth a visit, even with curious eye, but always respectful silence
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  • Come to visit the famous and popular shrine Oropa is logical, but I suggest you discover the monumental cemetery which lies over a thousand meters high "and enriched by a beautiful forest of beech trees. Here in sculptures and works of art and paintings resting among other illustrious personalities among which Quintino Sella, whose grave is marked by a pyramid, many bishops, fighters and politicians local historians. Almost as opposed to the crowd (often chaotic) of pilgrims, a recommended full immersion in an environment very significantly so you enjoy intimate emotions
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  • The sanctuary of Oropa, the largest Marian shrine of the Alps, has a monumental Cemetery from peculiar characteristics: it is located in the mountains, over a thousand meters in height, and in its upper part the large beech forest are scattered within a funeral – pre-existing the creation of the cemetery, and it much larger – steep slope. The result is an environment of great beauty and originality. The collection, consisting of an open field bordered by a colonnade and from above the Woods, reminiscent of the much bigger cemetery of Genoa: not for nothing to Oropa has been called "the little One". Opened in 1877 designed by Ernesto Camusso and enlarged in 1888, 1934 (draft Fifth Grupallo) and 1967 (designed by Alexander Tangri)-without anything to upset the original structure, indeed in full harmony with it-the oropense cemetery has interesting features for both characters buried therein is for works of sculpture, painting and architecture that contains it. Here lie the statesman Quintino Sella, three bishops, including monsignor Giovanni Pietro Losana-the most famous and distinguished between those who ruled the Diocese of Biella-as well as numerous prestigious entrepreneurs (wool and not, by Oreste Rivets to Riccardo Gualino), politicians (some of which he was a Deputy, Senator, or mayor of Biella), fighters (like the gold medal Constantine Crosa), artists (among them was the great photographer Vittorio Sella) , scientists and nobles of Biella. Last, but not least, point of interest that the cemetery of Oropa presents are the inscriptions. Especially the nineteenth-century gravestones and those of the early twentieth century are rich: they tell the visitor numerous stories, sometimes dramatic (as for those who fell on the mountains above or those who fought) and sometimes quiet (as for those who worked as a waiter until he enjoyed a better life), and allow themselves to their way to cast an eye on the habits and on the ideas of companies Although they immediately precede a few generations than at present, are now very far: who rests in peace in Oropa faced in life problems such as France and Italy which were forced agonizing choice between those who were born in Savoy upon transfer of the latter to Napoleon III!
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  • Breathtaking and magical
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