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Biellese - postcard n.3

Oropa's Sanctuary: the dome of the New Basilica


The Oropa's Sanctuary stands at the head of the woods and meadows of the Oropa Valley basin.

The Reserve develops within Oropa Basin from an altitude of 814 meters to the summit of the surrounding mountains reaching the 2,400 meters above sea level. The slopes of Mt. Mucrone, Mt. Camino and Mt. Rosso are covered in their highest stretches with large grasslands consisting of nards, shrub formations with Green Alder and Rhododendron.
The area of the Sanctuary and Holy Mountain is surrounded by forest formations dominated by Beech tree usually mixed with Sycamore Maple and Ash tree at lower altitudes and with Golden Chain tree and Mountain Ash at higher altitudes.


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