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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We have visited this Ricetto as we were looking for a day trip out of Milan. It's been a very nice discovery. It's a very small, medieval location next to the city of Biella. It a place where farmers.... more »
Visited the site in early spring it is a quick visit 45-60 min. There are a few small artisans in the ricetto that are worth a visit. In early spring the restaurants were not open. Very... more »
We went on a Sunday afternoon and everything was closed. Pity cause this looked like a lovely Borgo.
Wonderful walled town. Great for an afternoon of easy walking. Very photogenic place.
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