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I just took a break going to the mountains, to have a walk in nature, to think and to search for some fresh air, because in the city the temperature, according to me, it is still too high. Well, I found a great place in Piedmont, called Oasi Zegna, in the northern part of the region. Nice mountains with a marvellous view and some trails where to go around safe and totally in peace.

I really needed to have this day off, almost without connections with the rest of the world. The place is a natural park on the Alps, in Biella province. From Turin it is necessary to drive for an hour and a half, more or less, then you enter in a paradise. The main mountain is called Bielmonte and it offers a lot of opportunities, because there are pathways where just to walk, others where to have fun with the mountain bike or riding an horse.

There are restaurants, accomodations, spaces for workshops and sport activities, included the winter ones, starting from ski. There are also some sanctuaries where to see in interesting art, pray or just take all the peaceful atmosphere that is alway present around the churches over there. It is also possible to visit few archeological sites. Of course the park is very big ant if you want to see all you need to stay few days and move for many kilometres.

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Since this place it is not so far I will have more chances to go there again and to describe it step by step to you, so in this article I want just to tell you about Alta Valsessera, an area lived by free deers, roes and others beautiful mountain’s animals and as well insects, as the rare protected beetle Carabus olympiae. The trails for trekking go to pastures where it is possible sometimes to taste local cheese.

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A lot of panoramic points are disseminated on the way. From Valsessera the road goes to Valsesia, famous because it is close to Monte Rosa and the Unesco sites: the Sacred Mountain of Varallo and the Supervolcano, one of the 12 in the world that had an eruption of magnitude 8. I was there alone, but it is generally call the Equipe Arc En Ciel, a local organization that help visitors, in order to ask to be accompained by geologists and naturalist guides because if you have a passion for nature and geology you will have many interesting aspects to discover and to exlpore.



  1. August 24, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    That is really a beautiful mountain! You are so lucky to be located nearby. Looking forward to more photos of what’s in the mountain! Any lakes or volcanoes?

    • Anasa
      August 24, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      I know, I am really lucky, also because I love mountains and lakes. Well around me there are Lake Avigliana, there is an article in my blog, then Lake Maggiore, you can find as well some information in the blog, and then Lake Viverone, the very small Lake Mucrone on the top of a mountain, Lake Candia, Lake Orta, Lake Sirio and some others. There are also some volcanoes but not active, one of them is mentioned in this article.

  2. August 25, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Beautiful! Even the pictures look peaceful 🙂

    • Anasa
      August 25, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks a lot, but that mountain inspires a lot, so it is easy to take beautiful pictures 🙂

  3. August 26, 2018 / 10:03 am

    There’s something about the mountains that really captivates our hearts 😍

    • Anasa
      August 26, 2018 / 10:37 am

      I totally agree. I love mountains, maybe because they are an important part of my region, maybe because they looks like the way to touch the sky… I don’t know, but I am really attracted by them.

      • August 26, 2018 / 3:56 pm

        Same here. It’s like when you look at them, They are calling you ☺️

        • Anasa
          August 26, 2018 / 4:06 pm

          Yes, always it happens to me and when I am there I feel in peace 🙂

  4. August 28, 2018 / 5:40 am

    If.indidmt.ready, thanks for following my blog? You’re in Europe so you must bike, right? Where are you based? You travel which is cool. How did you find me.amd decide to subscribe? Always curious…

    • Anasa
      August 28, 2018 / 10:55 am

      Hey, I am following you because it is interesting what you write about biking, with opinions, facts and advices. I have a lot of trails to go around with the bike in nature, I live in Italy. I found you through WordPress reader and I immediately liked your blog, that is why. I am curious as well and I think we all should be, so we can discover the world. It is really nice what you do, I read your introduction on the blog and I am impressed about how much you cicled and also about your voluntary service in Austin. We will keep in touch 😉

  5. August 28, 2018 / 10:31 am

    The pictures are amazing… What a great journey you had! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. You really took us there with you which is the hallmark of a great adventure blogger!

    • Anasa
      August 28, 2018 / 10:59 am

      Thank you for your compliments, you are too kind, but you also make me happy! 🙂 I love to share my explorations around.
      Your blog is great as well, especially becaus it is so interesting what you write using mythology and past cultures. It is great read your articles! You are teaching us a new point of you to understand humans 🙂

    • Anasa
      August 28, 2018 / 11:00 am

      Thanks a lot for your feedback! I am happy that you like my blog and this helps me to improve 🙂

  6. August 28, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Amazingly beautiful pictures! I’ve not been able yet to explore that part of the Alps but definitely need to. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and see our blog!

    • Anasa
      August 29, 2018 / 12:37 am

      Thanks a lot for your compliments! You should visit Alps for the landscapes and also for the activities like sports and artisans workshops…
      I like a lot your blog and I will explore it more waiting for your new posts. Keep in touch!

  7. September 1, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    All that AND cheese?!
    Sounds like my ideal trip.

    • Anasa
      September 2, 2018 / 12:35 am

      In France there is always great cheese, but I will mention it in another article 😉 anyway I suggest you to visit Strasbourg, it is really lovely under all points of view.

    • Anasa
      September 3, 2018 / 3:10 am


  8. September 3, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    What a fabulous account of what must have been a most glorious experience. Love the connection that was a direct result of your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. For which, many thanks!

    • Anasa
      September 4, 2018 / 12:14 am

      I was curious and impressed by your blog, you are doing a great job. I think our learning process can benefit of an opinion exchange. Thanks a lot for your appreciation, you make me happy!

      • September 4, 2018 / 12:41 am

        Always happy to reach out and make connections. Just have to be a bit careful not to end up following way too many blogs, despite how good they are. Probably prefer email exchange – mine is my full name at gmail.

        • Anasa
          September 4, 2018 / 10:06 am

          I agree, even if I am a beginner and I am learning by doing step by step. I send you an email, so we can be in touch. It is a big pleasure.

    • Anasa
      October 8, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      You should visit it and get lost 🙂 It is really marvellous and get lost it is maybe the best way to explore it, then there are very nice places to be seen and also where to eat and sleep 🙂

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