Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Biella, Italy.
Located in the very north of the region of Peidmont in the picturesque Valle d'Aosta, the area of Biella is home to a very green and unspoilt landscape, including mountains, forests and lakes. Ideal for those who enjoy exploring the great outdoors, or even trying their hand at skiing in the winter, the region has also become known as a centre for extreme sports, with several bungee jump locations, including the “Colossus”, the highest permanent bungee jump in Europe at a terrifying 152 metres. If all this sounds too exciting, there are many more sedate attractions in Biella, including picturesque villages, historic castles and cultural events.
There is no doubt that the impressive scenery is Biella's biggest attraction, however, and most tourists visit the region to walk in the hills, hike along nature trails or even to take a mountain bike down the slopes that are used for skiing in winter. There are plenty of places where you can enjoy water sports too or simply relax by the side of the lake, enjoying a swim surrounded by the foothills of the Alps. Lake Viverone is probably the most popular, though even this destination is much quieter than most seaside beaches in the height of summer. While there are man-made beaches for sun worshippers, those looking for something a bit more exciting can try their hand at water-skiing, windsurfing or even hire a motor boat from the marina.
If you prefer to spend your time learning more about the culture and history of your destination, then you are spoilt for choice in Biella. In the south you can follow the old pilgrim trail, the via Francigena, now marked by the ruins of churches and chapels that lined the route, while the town of Biella itself, which gives the area its name, is an ideal place to start your tour of the region. The town is split into two levels, connected by a funicular railway – an attraction that is guaranteed to keep children (and adults) of all ages enthralled. The upper level, Biella-Piazzo, is the older, medieval part, with the typical narrow, winding streets you would expect from a hilltop village. Dominated by the impressive Palazzo Cisterna, the area is also home to a local history museum and the town's cathedral. The lower part of Biella, Biella-Piano, may have fewer tourist attractions, but it is here that you will find most of the hotels and restaurants, as well as an excellent weekly market.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Biella? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Biella and villas in Biella that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.