Reflections on the water: the rice fields of Novara, Biella and Vercelli

Have you ever seen the amazing "checkered sea" of the Piedmont rice fields between Vercelli and Novara? Here, from April to May dozens of water courses, coming from Sesia and Ticino rivers, flood the fertile lands of northern Piedmont making it very green, and covered by tender shoots starting from June. 400 thousand hectares lied between Vercelli, Biella and Novara provinces with about four thousand farms. This is a great eco system, the Park of the Lame del Sesia, made of the rice fields, but also unexpected architectural beauties such as ancient abbeys and rural villages. Right here, one can easily taste a wide range of excellent “risotto” sipping a glass of noble DOCG or DOC wines. 

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