The surrounding area

Close to The Passion

If you would like to enjoy the mystic atmosphere of the play, while preferring accomodation in the vicinity, we would suggest either Oropa Sanctuary, with over 300 rooms with period furnishings or Graglia Sanctuary, which offers rooms of various sizes, 6 rooms with cooking facilities and 8 small appartments. San Cassiano Institute has 180 beds and numerous facilities.

Via Santuario D’Oropa, 480, 13900 Biella (BI)

The Sanctuary is ideal for those looking for moments of serenity as well as culture. Oropa is the most important sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin in the Italian Alps. It is situated in the mountains only 15 minutes’ drive from Biella. It has 2 modern conference halls which can host 80 and 150 people. The 13 restaurants near the sanctuary serve local specialities, but can also cater to suit all needs.

The sanctuary has over 300 rooms with period furnishings, subdivided in: Hostel, Comfort, Junior and Superior Suites.

For further information phone their reception, from October to May from 08:00 to 19:00, from June to September from 08:00 to 20:00 and in July and August from08:00 to 21:00.

Fraz. Santuario, 13895, Graglia (BI)

The Sanctuary has rooms for pilgrims and tourists with one or more beds. Some are suitable for disabled guests, 6 have cooking facilities, all have private bathrooms. They also have 8 small flats.

The rooms have central heating and are suitable for winter stays. In summer they host groups of pilgrims and young people.

Italian and foreign language speaking tourist guides can be booked for visits.

For information contact their reception: