What to do and see in Vercelli, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

December 30, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Vercelli [verˈtʃɛlli]  listen (help·info) (Vërsèj in Piedmontese), is a city and comune of 46.552 inhabitants (1-1-2017) in the Province of Vercelli, Piedmont, northern Italy. One of the oldest urban sites in northern Italy, it was founded, according to most historians, around the year 600 BC.
Restaurants in Vercelli

1. Basilica of Sant'Andrea

Vercelli, Italy +39 0161 255513
Excellent
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4.5 based on 290 reviews

Basilica of Sant'Andrea

Reviewed By Csaba S

Arriving at a new Italian town like Vercelli is always a nice surprise with charming architecture and others to see and enjoy.
The church is a typical example of basilical construction, a harmonic composition of roman and gothic style.
The puritane interrior allows clear study of the architecture. Stone dominates the inside, the outside is gor bricks.
Walking around the chiesa and the parocchia is worth to enjoy and adore also the honourably great ancient trees, such as an appr. 250 years old cedar, neighbouring a 30 metres tall sequoia, magnolias and others.

2. Chiesa di San Cristoforo

Via San Cristoforo, Vercelli, Italy
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

Chiesa di San Cristoforo

Reviewed By DeGustibus67 - Turin, Italy

La piccola chiesa, che sorge a ridosso del bel Palazzo della Prefettura, fu voluta dall’Ordine degli Umiliati nel 1515 e sorge sul luogo di una precedente chiesa, come sovente capita nel nostro Paese.
La facciata ha aspetto decisamente rinascimentale nonostante successive modifiche, mentre l’interno è a tre navate e vanta pregevoli spunti artistici e, tra questi: i dipinti di Gaudenzio Ferrari (La Madonna degli aranci) e le altre sue pregevoli opere nella Cappella della Maddalena e della Beata Vergine; i fregi decorativi tipici dell’epoca, sempre del Ferrari, che sovrastano gli stessi affreschi; il coro, il pulpito ed i confessionali con rivestimenti settecenteschi in noce e radica; la bella balaustra in marmo policromo (scuola juvarriana) che divide la parte riservata ai fedeli dal presbiterio.
A mio parere uno dei monumenti imperdibili della città!

3. Museo Borgogna

Via Antonio Borgogna 4 | vicino chiesa di Sant'Agnese e corso Libertà, 13100 Vercelli, Italy +39 0161 252776
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Museo Borgogna

Reviewed By rakuchan - Kawagoe, Japan

若い女性の監視?付き鑑賞となった。展示の多くが宗教画だったのでとても興味深く鑑賞出来た。とりわけピアノの置かれていた部屋のDefendente Ferrari作6面の祭壇画はBGMレスピーギの美しい曲と相まってか印象深かった。また黒衣の聖母子を中央にした3面の祭壇画も良かった。その他床のモザイクの美しい部屋や頼んで入れていただいたフレスコ画の部屋、フランドル派絵画の部屋等など大いに楽しめた。

4. Cattedrale di Sant'Eusebio

Via Bicchieri, Vercelli, Italy +39 0161 252930
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4 based on 57 reviews

Cattedrale di Sant'Eusebio

Reviewed By mkljrc - Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom

The staff were very helpful as we were looking for our Via Francigena Pilgrimage passport stamped. It is beautiful and well worth stopping off for

5. Museo del Tesoro del Duomo

Piazza Alessandro d'Angennes 5, 13100 Vercelli, Italy +39 0161 51650
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Museo del Tesoro del Duomo

Reviewed By Gianfranco P - Milano, Italia

If you are familiar with early English literature, you know about the Vercelli Book. It is an anthology of Old English prose and verse that dates back to the late 10th century. The Capitulary Library of Vercelli offers several other exhibits of interest about the European Middle Ages. Vercelli is in Piedmont, northern Italy, halfway between Milan and Turin, on the main railway line. The Duomo (i.e. Cathedral) is within walking distance from the railway station,
While you are there I recommend a visit to the city centre (Piazza Cavour and surroundings) for some typical Piedmontese atmosphere.

6. Piazza Cavour

Piazza Cavour, 13100 Vercelli, Italy +39 0161 596372
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4 based on 43 reviews

Piazza Cavour

Reviewed By DeGustibus67 - Turin, Italy

La piazza, nota in passato come Piazza Maggiore, è certamente il salotto della città con alcuni storiche attività (un noto ristorante ed un’eccellente pasticceria) che si affacciano sulla piazza ed è uno dei simboli di Vercelli.
Il perimetro della piazza è arricchito da Portici e bei palazzi medievali che, seppur sottoposti a restauri nel corso dei secoli, conservano nella maggior parte dei casi un pregevole aspetto.
Da sottolineare anche la statua centrale dedicata a Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour risalente al XIX secolo e la vista dalla piazza sulla bella Torre dell’Angelo.
Una tappa inevitabile!

7. Museo Leone

Via Giuseppe Verdi 30, 13100 Vercelli, Italy +39 0161 253204
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Museo Leone

Reviewed By icab01 - Ivrea, Italy

La collezione si deve al notaio Camillo Leone che creò questa particolare collezione fatta di reperti archeologici, libri antichi, armature, spade, farmacie portatili, etc … che alla sua morte, all’inizio del secolo scorso, divenne patrimonio del museo omonimo.
L’entrata piccola e anonima non riesce a dare l’idea della quantità del materiale e delle dimensioni di questo museo. Da non perdere se si viene a Vercelli.
Ci tornerò per rivederlo con calma.

Via Foa, 56/58, 13100 Vercelli, Italy +39 339 257 9283
Excellent
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Sinagoga

Reviewed By Zeituni - Jerusalem, Israel

There are a lot of sinagogas preserved in Italy, among them huge ones (Florence), ancient (Casale Monferrato) and even projected as Sinagoga, but later used for other purposes (Antonelliana in Turin), but this one is the most elegant one

9. Arca

Piazza San Marco 1, 13100 Vercelli, Italy
Excellent
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4 based on 43 reviews

Arca

Reviewed By pierreboy - Milan, Italy

Precedentemente chiesa dedicata a S Marco; poi mercato coperto; poi Arca, destinata ad eventi culturali e mostre temporanee. Ieri l'ho infine trovata desolatamente chiusa, con ingresso sprangato e nessun avviso al portone. Che destinazione avra'?

10. Il mercante di birre

Via Dei Mercati 15, 13100 Vercelli, Italy +39 333 474 6932
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Il mercante di birre

Reviewed By mtrusse2 - Salt Lake City, Utah

Il mercante di Birra (the beer market) is a really quaint bar that serves artisan beer from around the world on tap that changes on a weekly basis. There is not a lot of sitting room, but there is lots of standing room in courtyard which defiantly adds to the character of the store. The store is always filled with good people so if you are here on vacation and looking to meet some good chill people you are guaranteed to find them there! The owner is extremely friendly and when he found out i was new to the area he introduced me to several people which i eventually became close friends with! It is very refreshing to have such a unique bar like this in Vercelli! I highly recommend checking this place out

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