Biella was one of the world capitals for the manufacture of wool garments and fabrics of high quality and fashion and still today it is the seat of important wool factories and manufacturing companies dedicated to the working of woollen and of the garments of high and very quality of interest World.
City Gold Medal for Military Valor for its activity in the partisan struggle during the Second World War
In biella, Piaggio, who in order to escape German bombardments, had transferred the factories from Pontedera to Biella, designed and built the progenitor prototype of the "Vespa", the "Donald Duck", from which in the following years would be derived one of the most famous motoscooters in the world.
Worthy of importance the Cathedral with the romanesque baptistery of the X- XI century and the bell tower of a church dedicated to St. Stephen (now the name of the current cathedral) and the medieval village of Piazzo, in high Biella, with the wide square and the church of 1200. The village can be accessed comfortably using the funicolar.
Biella is from the sixteenth century a small but significant Jewish community. A small eighteenth-century synagogue was built in the ghetto, preserved with all its original furnishings.
In Biella the collection system differentiates waste that with the population sharing , is giving excellent results.
Biella Airport, about 10 km away from the city, is it used for tourist flights, helicopter tours, flight school and aerotaxi.
I am at the volunteer propensity. The varius libraries: municipal, private, bishopric, scintific physician.
Every year the Biella Festival takes place. The "Theatre Villani" maintains a high quality profile and is still an important presence in the Italian theatrical scene.
In 1972, "Telebiella" was born one of the first televisions to break the monopoly of State television
Seat of various foundations of medical interest and advanced research.
Biella and sport.
Union Young Biella for athletics, Rugby, Volleyball, varius companies dance, varius societies Motoring Historic Wool Rally, Cycling varius arrival of stage "Giro d'Italia" (on 6 finishing occasions at the Sanctuary of Oropa) and many other amateur sport associations.