The tiny province of Biella is located in the north of the region of Piedmont and covers an area of just under 200 sq. km. To the west it borders the region of Aosta, to the south west the province of Torino and the rest of the province is enclosed by the province of Vercelli.
Province of Biella, Piedmont
The whole province is surrounded by mountains with the Biella Alps to the north and west where the highest peak is Monte Mars at 2600 metres. There are cultivated plains in the south and east of the province where rice and corn are cultivated.
Biella - Photo: Alessandro Vecchi
The capital city of the province is Biella with the second city being Cossato.
Castle at Cavaglià - Photo: Alessandro Vecchi
Other main towns in the province of Biella are:
- Vigliano Biellese
- Valle Mosso
- Occhieppo Inferiore
- Andorno Micca