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Description of the structure:
Andirivieni is composed by 8 airy rooms for a total of 24 beds in double rooms, triple, quadruple, each is furnished of independents toilets and showers. All room are adjacent to the central room which allows to make activities of acquaintance and relax and overlooks to an important balcony which connects to the external spaces, offering a wide sight of the surrounding meadows and the gardens.

Services offered:
Andirivieni is accessible also for people with handicaps or motorial difficulties. The structure disposes of free Wi-Fi service, library corner and a own external area with a wide lawn for sporty activities and relax; moreover offers the possibility to have lunch and/or have dinner, to organize parties and to hold rections.
We accept all type of pets.

Where we are:
Andirivieni is a structure recently recovered and inserted on the inside of an Environmental Education Center, immersed in a beautiful foreshortening of the landscape in the heart of the Sella Morenica at the foot of the Alps to the north of Piedmont, nearby the commune of Sala Biellese (BI), at 625 metres of altitude, at 15 Km of distance from town of Biella, 17 Km from the town of Ivrea and at 18 Km from the tollbooth of Albiano (motorway link A4/A5, Santhià – Aosta).

Next to us:
Andirivieni is situated in proximity to the via Francigena and to the walk of the Grande Traversata of the Biellese, an itinerary in laps that offers the possibility to make many excursions on foot or by bicycle on the network of morainic routes, of SIC (Site Of Community Interest) of the Sella Morenica, of Biella and Ivrea's mountains.
On the closeness are situated besides the Rifugio degli Asinelli (Shelter of the Donkeys), the Ricetto of Candelo, the Monastic Community of Bose, the Riserva Naturale Speciale della Bessa (Natural Special Reserve of the Bessa), the view of the via Francigena, the Golf Club “Le Betulle”), Oropa's Sancutary, the Lake of Viverone and the lakes of the morainic amphitheatre of the Serra, the castles of Massino and Roppolo, the fortress of Bard, the towns of Biella and Ivrea.

The breakfast, both Italian and continental, is a buffet with: 
- Milk, 
- The, 
- Coffee, 
- Cocoa, 
- Barley, 
- Fresh croassaint (filled with Nutella, jam and integral with honey) 
- Rusks (classic and integrals), 
- Organic rice cakes
- Fresch bread, 
- Organic jam, 
- Nutella, 
- Butter, 
- Korn flakes, 
- Yoghurt of goat Km0, 
- Fruit juices, 
- Cream cheese and sliced, 
- Meats, 
- Fresh fruit, 
- Water. 
Optional: soy milk, biscuits gluten, gluten-free cookies, croassaint without butter.


Off season 

  • Double room used as single
    € 37,00
  • Double room
    € 54,00
  • Triple room
    € 72,00
  • Quadruple room
    € 88,00

Peak season 

  • Double room used as single
    € 39,00
  • Double room
    € 56,00
  • Triple room
    € 75,00
  • Quadruple room
    € 92,00

The price includes

  • Italian breakfast or continental breakfast
  • Towels
  • Free Wi-Fi

The rates are intended for one room, including VAT.

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Noleggio e-bike tra le colline biellesi

escursione ebikeAl rifugio Andirivieni, in collaborazione con Sloways, è possibile noleggiare vari tipi di e-bike, e percorrere alcune delle strade panoramiche più belle d’Italia, come il “Tracciolino” o la “Panoramica Zegna”, senza troppa fatica grazie alla pedalata assistita.

Viverone Lake


At the foot of the Alps, with its crystal clear waters of spring water, you find the Lake of Viverone with its banks south of rich flora and fauna completely untouched.

Located a few minutes by car from Andirivieni, you will discover a natural, restful and unique environment, in the amphitheater of the Serra d'Ivrea most beautiful in Europe.

Lake Viverone offers serene holidays in charming places scattered around its blue mirror through meadows and woods. You will find comfortable hotels, restaurants with tipical cuisine, campings, discos, bars and wineries producing the famous wine Erbaluce and other fine wines.

You will discover several opportunities for fun such as tennis, horseback riding, gokarts, miniature golf, swimming, mountain biking, relaxing walks; and still you have the opportunity to spend quiet hours practicing fishing. Besides the usual fish species can bite your hook quality fish like Persico, Coregone and Luccio. 

The lake of Viverone is located at 230 above sea level between BIELLA, VERCELLI and Ivrea in the moraine hill of Serra.

Viverone is an important hub for excursions in the Biella, Monferrato, Valle D'Aosta and necessary step for trips across the Alps. 

For further information:


Laboratori Didattici 2016 - 2017

Centro Educazione Ambientale Legambiente


Proposte di educazione ambientale per le scuole presso il Centro di Educazione Ambientale Andirivieni e/o le classi.

The Donkey's Sanctuary

The Donkey's Sanctuary ONLUS is a nonprofit Foundation which deals with the wellbeing of donkeys, mules and hinnies. We are the italian base of The Donkey Sanctuary, a nonprofit english association that works from 1969 in defence of these animals.

The refuge has been founded in 2006; our seat, opened to the public in august 2009, is situated in the North of Piedmont, in Sala Biellese, in Province of Biella.

The Foundation “The Refuge of Donkeys” ONLUS deals with the safeguarding of the wellbeing of donkeys and mules, gives hospitality to the animals victims of ill-treatment or abandonment, rehabilitation through veterinary cures of high level and specialized personnel, inquiries about cases of  ill-treatment or abandonment, foster care of donkeys perfectly recovered from a point of view of psycho-physical, preparation of donkeys particularly predisposed to human contact for the assisted therapy of children with special necessities, education and diffusion of a “culture of respect” towards donkeys and all the living beings.

Andirivieni s.n.c. di Staffolani Marco, Gilardino Elisa e Boem Davide
via Umberto I, 98 13884 Sala Biellese - Cod. Fisc. /  P. Iva: 02586250025 - PEC: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - REA: BI 195915