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this cemetery it's pretty impressive! It's not just a normal one. It is hidden in the mountains (during the night, the moon completely light it up), with different structures all around the mountain. ... more »
Molto ben tenuto e con un'architettura degna di lode. Monumenti particolari di famiglie biellesi,arroccato in una collina a mò di anfiteatro. Vale la pena di conoscerlo e visitarlo. more »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.
Uno splendido affresco delle dinastie che hanno reso grande questo lembo di terra tra ..dimore splendide .altre quasi dimenticate .....senza elencarne i nomi .... opere di scultori ,architetti,pittori... more »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
Carlo RasoThe 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!
Francesco MorroneBreathtaking and magical
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