A glacial lake, created during the quaternary era is located 8 km from Palazzo Canavese.
It’s perimeter is 10,5 km and has a maximum depth of about 70 mt.
As well as an important tourist location, the lake is a site of great archaeological interest and declared patrimony of the Unesco “prehistoric houses location around the alps”.
The site, protected from the water at a depth between 2 and 3m, located between Viverone and Azeglio at the border between the provinces of Biella and Turin consists in the lower parts of more than 5000 poles that supported the facilities of a large village with the circular floor plan, approximately 70 mt in diameter that is dating back to the Bronze Age.
A large quantity of finds was found, especially swords, axes, pins and other female ornaments. The finds are kept in the Museum of Antiquities in Turin and the museum of the territory of Biella.
Its bathing water, constantly monitored by the supervisors of ARPA, is perfectly suited for water sports such as swimming, sailing, canoeing, wakeboard, waterski, etc..
For all lovers of nature there is a track all around the lake.
Within only 70 km from Milan or 50 km from Turin by the highway (A4) it’s easily accessible.
Tours and Culture
Viverone Lake is situated in a strategic position that allows breathtaking excursions and cultural tours.
You will enjoy the view of mountains, green hills, the morainic amphitheater of the Serra and being captured by the beauty of the castles of Mazzè and Masino, by the medieval Ricetto di Candelo, the sacredness of the Oropa Sanctuary, by the naturalistic Oasis Zegna, the natural reserve of Parco della Burcina, the special reserve of La Bessa, the valley of Val Chiusella and by many others beauties offered by the surroundings.
With less than an hour’s drive it is possible to reach the Aosta Valley to admire the Cervino, on the top of which it is possible to snow ski in summer to, and the Mont Blanc with its new cable lift to the glaciers “Sky Way Mont Blanc” , a technological marvel, considered a work of engineering of great significance worldwide.
Free climbing K3 • Free climbing Montestrutto • Adventure Park Veglio (Biella) • Adventure Park Candia • Skydive • Mountain bike • Go Kart.
FOOD & WINE
The area of Canavese is rich in local food specialties, cellars and farm houses allow you to discover traditional tastes and flavors as wines, white, red, passito, grappa accompanied by jams, cheese, sweets, cakes and meats.
We will be glad to recommend some of many restaurants and farm houses in our area.
The proximity to cities like Biella, Turin an Milan allow in addition to sightseeing, the opportunity to buy prestigious brands such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Cerruti, Loro Piana, etc. It is also easily accessible the outlets of Vicolungo.