With an anonymous facade, inactive but well-preserved Biella's synagogue entered through the courtyard at no. 3 Vicolo delle Bellone houses a late baroque-style ark from 1780. [January 2009]

Biella Jewish Cemetery:  now part of the town cemetery at Via dei Tigl,i13875 Ponderano BI, Italy. Gravestones have photos of the dead. Camillo Olivetti (born Ivrea), the founder of the Olivetti typewriter and business machines firm, died in 1944 and is buried here despite of his conversion to the Protestant Unitarian church in 1934. [January 2009]

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