Biella Valsesia Vercelli

La locanda di S. Antonio Abate


Locanda di Sant’Antonio Abate is located in the medieval centre of Viverone, in a 17th/18th courtyard building restored directly by the owners in a totally non-conventional manner: it faces onto the old main street of the town, now officially recognised as a section of the Via Francigena (and inserted into the relevant itineraries) that connected the cities of Vercelli, Biella and Ivrea, halfway along the slopes of the hill known as Serra Morenica. The entire ground floor of the house is available to guests, with two double rooms, a triple room, dining room for breakfast and lunch (with a Castellamonte stove), kitchen, bathrooms, balconies, canopies and garden, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Viverone and a good part of the Cozie and Graie Alps from the Susa Valley to the Aosta Valley. All the bedrooms feature cedar wood floors; the two of the south wing (red room and lilac room) have a wood-burning fireplace: one has a walnut coffered ceiling and the other a barrel vault with lunettes, both dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The room of the north wing (unicorn room), on the other hand, has a Castellamonte stove and the bed is carved with four large unicorn heads. Part of the furniture has been handcrafted in wood, always by the owners, using material recovered directly from the building. The Locanda is ideal for those who appreciate a holiday focused on rest and culture, and the friendly owners will be only too pleased to entertain guests as they explain the history of this borderland between Canavese and Biellese and guide them to its discovery. Activities on-site and in the surroundings. Lake Viverone is a well-known tourist destination where visitors can indulge in all lake activities, primarily swimming, sailing, water skiing/wake boarding, fishing and canoeing/kayaking. There are many nautical centres and places where it is possible to rent motorboats, boats and pedal boats along the lake. The field activities include horse riding, at the various stables in the surrounding municipalities, mountain bike and trekking. Walks are also recommended in the woods of the Serra morenica, along the trails often belonging to the Via Francigena network that are embedded in a territory of ancient civilisation of which numerous traces have reached our day: from the terraces for the crops (the grape is the most important) to the villages developed along the roads, to the rural churches that date back to the Romanesque era.

Address and contacts
13886 Viverone (BI)

Telephone number: +39 349 4161428