The abundant water that descends from the mountains, through the streams , is used with a skilful network of canals to descent, to flood well demarcated soils and delineated to quadrant where rice is soiled and cultivated, of which Italy is the first European rice producer.
Rice cultivation is one of the major economic sources of the south west plain Biella territory.
Characteristics of Biellese cuisine. Traditional dish with rice, fried frogs and mushrooms.
The marshes of the fields of rice cultivations are the natural habitat for storks and other migratory ciconids.