Capital of the Baraggia region and an important agricultural and crafts centre, Buronzo is a small, charming town that guards a unique fortified complex, namely the consortium.


Going up the charming Via Castello, you come across a must see site, the Parish Church of St. Abbondio, from where you can enjoy an enchanting view of the plain below and the Mount Rosa chain.

Buronzo Castle
Rice of Baraggia Biellese e Vercellese PDO


In the lands of Baraggia, the particular environmental characteristics and the centuries-long work of selection and cultivation experimented by the area’s rice growers have improved the quality of the rice produced against a lower yield. This was the only way to obtain the first and only rice PDO in Italy in 2007, the rice of Baraggia Biellese and Vercellese.

As indicated in the product specifications, 28 municipalities make up the delimited area for the production of the PDO in the provinces of Biella and Vercelli.

There are seven varieties of rice recognised as PDO: Arborio, Baldo, Balilla, Carnaroli, S. Andrea Loto and Gladio. From a dietary point of view, Baraggia rice stands apart for its greater resistance to cooking and its remarkable capacity to absorb flavours and seasonings.

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