Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga 27, Biella (Italy)
Phone +39.015.28400
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By train
The closest station is Biella San Paolo and offers connections to the stations of Santhià and Novara: Cittadellarte is a twenty minute walk from the station or five minutes by taxi.

By car
From the A4 highway Torino-Milano, take the exit for Carisio and head towards Biella.

By plane
The closest airports are Turin Caselle, Milano Malpensa and Linate, and Orio al Serio. Each airport offers a shuttle service to the train stations, from which you can reach Biella San Paolo.
From Malpensa (MI): A terminal, bus STN to Novara (from 8 am to 9 pm, tickets on board, 40 minutes).
From Caselle (TO): from the Arrivi area, Sadem bus to Torino Porta Nuova (from 6 am to midnight, 40 minutes).
From Orio al Serio (BG): from the Arrivi area, Orioshuttle bus to Milano Centrale (from 4 am to midnight).

Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
closed on Monday, April 25, May 1, Easter, Easter Monday, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Cafeteria – luogoComune
Cooking with local products, social cooperation and fair trade as ingredients to weave an economy of fairness and respect for people and environment.
A place of conviviality where the food is at the center of a new sense of community, a place as a common good for the city and the territory. Where contemporary art and sharing sit at the same table with the people of Biella and the world.
Cafeteria luogoComune
is a cultural project of social entrepreneurship born from the collaboration between Cittadellarte and the Cooperativa l’Altromercato, in synergy with Biellese in transizione, Let Eat Bi and a network of cooperatives and projects in the region.

Cafeteria luogoComune - timetable
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am - 3.30 pm (dinners by reservation)
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 am - 6.30 pm (dinners by reservation)

Info and reservations:
phone: +39.370.3205471

Cittadellarte Store
Cittadellarte Store develops the mission of the Fondazione Pistoletto according to the principle that “every product assumes a social responsibility”. The Store offers a selection of products (from clothes to books and toys) with an ethical and sustainable value lying behind, from the realizations of local creatives and artisans to the works linked to the projects of Cittadellarte's (former) resident artists.The Store also stocks a unique selection of Michelangelo Pistoletto's multiples signed by the artist, whose sales support Cittadellarte's activities for a responsible social transformation.

Cittadellarte store - timetable
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 am - 7.00 pm 

Phone: +39.015.0991461

I’m not that familiar with geography: where is Cittadellarte located?
Cittadellarte is located in Biella, a city in the Italian region of Piedmont (North-West). Biella is just under one hour train ride from Turin and two from Milan.

What’s the closest railway station to get to Cittadellarte?
The train station for Biella is called Biella San Paolo, 2 km from Cittadellarte.

Which airports are close to Cittadellarte?
Cittadellarte is located 70 Km away from Milan Malpensa, 90 Km away from Torino Caselle, 120 Km away from Milan Linate. For detailed information on available airport connections and advice on routes, please refer to the Practical information section on the left of this same page.

When Terme Culturali activities begin?
The activities of Terme Culturali start on 19th June 2015.

How do I book for a workshop or a visit to Cittadellarte?
It is best to book for a workshop or a visit through this same website; you can also call us at +39.015.28400 or send an email to

Is booking required to participate in the activities of the Terme Culturali?
To take part in some workshops reservation is required. For the rest of the activities we warmly recommend to book, so you can better organize your stay in Cittadellarte.

Can I sleep in Cittadellarte?
Cittadellarte provides some single or double rooms, with private or shared bathroom. For availability of rooms and bookings you can write an email to or call us at +39.015.28400.

There is a restaurant service?
Yes, in Cittadellarte there is a restaurant, the cafeteria luogoComune, always open for lunch. At dinner is open only for special events or for groups, to book write an email to Several restaurants in Biella are within walking distance.

In what language are the activities at Cittadellarte?
In Italian. But in the presence of groups they can also be held in English or French.

I know nothing about contemporary art, can I come anyway?
Absolutely yes. Cittadellarte is a place that has set itself be open to all citizens and all those wishing to learn something new and share it with others. Participants will be introduced in the various paths by experienced mediators who will adapt the experiences according to the audience.

Why spa with art?
As the water awakens and maintains our body, so the mind needs exercise and education through art. Taking this analogy, Cittadellarte offers to its visitors a place to warm up the muscles of creativity and receive benefit. Because "creating is human", as summarized by Michelangelo Pistoletto and the Terme Culturali are a place where taking care of your mind.

We are a family, can we come with our children?
Yes, within the programme of Terme Culturali specific activities are provided for families and children.

Is Cittadellarte accessible for people with disabilities, such as wheelchair users or blind?
Yes, Cittadellarte is accessible to everyone.