University: University of Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro"
7 min. on foot
Hospital S. Andrea Corso Mario Have, 21
7 min. on foot
Clinica Santa Rita, Via Air Force, 14/16
7 min. on foot
Town Hall, Town Hall Square, 5
2 min. on foot
Civic Theatre, Via Monte di Pieta, 15
5 min. on foot
Court, Piazza Amedeo IX, 2
6 min. on foot
Duomo, Piazza Sant'Eusebio 6 min. on foot
Basilica di Sant'Andrea, Piazza Roma, 35
9 min. on foot
Leone Museum, Via San Michele, 19
3 min. on foot
Museum Burgundy, Via Antonio Burgundy, 4-6 3 min. on foot
Museo del Tesoro del Duomo, Piazza D'Angennes, 3 through Via Giuseppe Verdi and Via Monte di Pietà 8 min. on foot
The rice city
Little, stylish and pretty city
Province: Vercelli (VC)
Population: 46.992 (01/01/2014 - Istat)
One of the 60 most beautiful squares in Italy.
The basilica of Sant'Andrea was built in just nine years, between 1219 and 1227. Consider a masterpiece this Church is an understatement: it is in fact one of the first buildings in Italy to present typical of Romanesque elements harmoniously intertwined in those of Gothic.
Cloister of St. Andrew's Basilica
The Cloister of the Abbey of St. Andrew is characterized by arches supported the center by groups of four columns that give great agility to architecture. Vaults, refined terracotta decorations and the large window on the eastern side of the cloister dating back to the 1500s.
Cathedral of St. Eusebius
It contains one of the most important shrines of Italy. Impressive also the mortuary of the Savoy Chapel. To be seen. The present church of St. Eusebius of Vercelli Cathedral was rebuilt in 1570 by Cardinal Guido Ferrero on pre-existing early Christian basilica. It dates back to 1581 by the discovery of the saint's body, still preserved in the Cathedral.
Internal | Cathedral of St. Eusebius
Even more remarkable is the monumental Romanesque crucifix (X century) made of wood covered with a silver foil embossed on the front.
Church of St. Christopher
The Church of St. Christopher was built in the 16th century and restored in the mid-18th century. It is located in Via San Cristoforo. What makes it so valuable and appreciated are the frescoes by Gaudenzio Ferrari (~ 1480/1546). The original building remained only the apse and the base, while the rest of the structure has been modified several times during the eighteenth century.
Internal | Church of St. Christopher
The interior houses a wealth of paintings of the 1500s of inestimable value: of particular interest to the precious frescoes by Gaudenzio Ferrari decorating the chapels of the transept at the end of the aisles.
Leone Museum Via Verdi, 30 0161-253204 0161-266429 Tues-Sat 15-17: 30 Sat 10-12: 30 Sun 10-12 / 15-18
Borgogna Museum Burgundy Street, 4/6 0161-252776 Tue-Fri 15-17: 30 (open in the morning by appointment) Sat 10-12: 30 (afternoon service at events and demonstrations, by reservation for birthday parties) Sun 10-12: 30 / 14-18
Museum of the Cathedral treasures
Museum of the Cathedral Treasury Piazza D'Angennes, 5 0161-51650 Wed-Fri 15-18 Sat 10-12 / 15-18 Sun 15-18
The Public Library was born in Vercelli on the initiative of some distinguished scholars, including Luigi Bruzza (historian and archaeologist, from 1813 to 1883) and Clear Caccianotti (historian and archaeologist, 1809-1879), and some politicians, including the mayor Luigi Verga.
Arca (former Church of San Marco)
This visit will be an unforgettable experience. Ark is an amazing cuboid, an exhibition space of glass and steel standing inside an old church, San Marco, in the middle of what was once the nave.
Located in the heart of the ghetto that already in the eighteenth century was home to the Jewish community, the synagogue was built in the late 800, the second oldest, precise Arab-Moorish patterns.
The Via Francigena
Since ancient Vercelli was an important center for communication and cultural exchange with the rest of Europe. In Roman times the city was an important point of reference for travelers and in the Middle Ages became an essential stop for pilgrims on the Via Francigena.