The Ricetto of Candelo was able to maintain unaltered its original structure and preserves at its interior the beautiful Palazzo del Principe, constructed in the late 1400’s. Of great relevance are the almost two hundred cells, which are typical two-floor accommodations composed of a “caneva” (tiny cellar) that was used as a tavern for the production of wine, and the higher and drier floor used for the storage of grain during the cold and more humid months of the year.
Its four towers, one of which has an extremely panoramic view, and the rue that pass through the Ricetto of Candelo are very unusual and make it the ideal set for memorable drama sceneries for fiction and even horror movies, of which a very popular one is “la Freccia Nera”.
During all year long events of different nature are organised at the inside of its walls and find their authentic dimension and bring to life to that which is one of the medieval structures better preserved in Europe.
During springtime there is the charming event of Candelo in fiore, the Ricetto “dresses” itself with new and bright colours. Through the small rues and the flowery corners: exhibitions, music, and various performances. In autumn, not to miss, Vinincontro at Ricetto, one of the most breath-taking events concerning wine and the exquisite food specialties of the Biellese area and of the upper Piedmont inside and outside of the walls of the Ricetto of Candelo.