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Cervo Valley‘s history is very important for the area of Biella: it was the main communication and colonization route for Walser people who, around 5th century AD, moved southward from the canton of Valais.

Valle Cervo - Montagna biellese

Cervo Valley‘s history is very important for the area of Biella: it was the main communication and colonization route for Walser people who, around 5th century AD, moved southward from the canton of Valais.

Alpine people would then known new pasture technique and new business solutions.

The main summit is Mount Bo, which thanks to its 2,556 mt is the second summit in Biella’s Alps.

Among the economic activities that improved the development of the valley, besides pastoralism, there was a considerable mining business, especially for the Balma’s syenite, a rock that sprouts from the so-called “Plutone” of Cervo Valley, a magnetic rock body formed by the collision of African and European tectonic plates; the same that originates the Alps chain.

The access to Cervo Valley is from Biella towards the town of Tollegno or Andorno Micca, while you can access also from above near Rosazza through the panoramic road of Zegna or Federico Rosazza road that links it to Oropa valley.