Cimitero monumentale di Oropa, Oropa

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  • When you visit the Sanctuary of Oropa and almost an obligation to take a trip to the cemetery, I see many details graves-x as the pyramid was once out of the cemetery for religious reasons-
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  • In addition to the tombs of the nuns, there are beautiful chapels. Skirting the cemetery you can visit the churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary. To see.
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  • Switching from one Chapel to another, reading names of families that have always in Biella mean money. Some are good, some are bad, also other fascinating. Pity the poor general maintenance, but then you know that this land their home ends at the door of rest there cares.
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  • Immersed in the green of the Woods and built on a slope, remember a little Staglieno in Genoa. Beautiful statues quick visit.
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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 funerary shrines are located within a large beech forest – 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 graveyard oropense presents in the interest of both the 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 appreciated waiter until it passed to better life), and allow themselves to their way to cast an eye on the habits and ideas of society, 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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