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You will always visit Cittadellarte’s spaces accompanied by one of our mediators, who will tell you about the stories, visions, research and activities of Cittadellarte, its founder Michelangelo Pistoletto and the many partners working alongside us. Guided tours are available from Tuesday to Friday (please book in advance and if possible only for groups or school classes) and every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in three time slots: at 11.00 am, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm. Guided tours last about an hour and a half, and you will see that so much of our work and the research we develop will unfortunately remain only hinted at… but you can always come back!
PLEASE NOTE: In order to get better organised to welcome you, please always make a reservation by sending an email to with the names of the participants, day/time of visit and a contact telephone number… and also any other information about yourself that you would like to share; for example, your field of interest and work or any participation in activities done by us or with us in the past. This way, we will be able to touch on topics and present you with projects specifically related to your experience.

The Home of the Third Paradise, in via Cernaia 46 in Biella, is open only on Saturday and Sunday (guided tours from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm).
Further information and reservations:


Open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Visit our store online.
+39.015.28400   |   +39.015.8971064 –

Cafeteria of Cittadellarte “Al Bistrot Le Arti”

Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Info and booking: +39.335.6558557   |   39.331.1045933

UFFIZI Cittadellarte
Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
+39.015.28400   |   +39.015.8971064 –



Cittadellarte is located within the premises of a previously industrial space, the ex Trombetta Wool Mill, a complex of industrial archaeology in the historical textile centre of Biella. Biella is a city of almost 50,000 inhabitants, 30 km from Ivrea, 75 Km from Turin, 85 km from Aosta, 100 km from Milan and 160 Km from Genoa.
Biella is known for its textile industry, the beauty of its nature (it is located at the foot of the Alps), its rice fields, as the the breeding ground for plants and flowers, as the source of natural mineral water and a religious destination for pilgrims.

Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto
via Serralunga, 27 – 13900 – Biella – Italy
tel +39 015 28400 – fax +39 015 2522540   |   e-mail:
Partita IVA: 01945080024

Rail Transport:
Cittadellarte is around 2 km from the Biella train station San Paolo. Direct trains from Santhià and Novara arrive there regularly.
Public Transport:
Cittadellarte is linked to the rest of the city of Biella and the surrounding towns by frequent local and regional services.



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