VERCELLIFounded in ancient times the plains between the banks of the Sesia, the city of rice is one of the artistic capitals of Piedmont. Founded by the Celts, then passed to the Romans, the medieval Vercelli has experienced its greatest prosperity in sec. XIII, when he began to build the basilica of St. Andrew. After several centuries of domination by the Visconti, repeatedly besieged by the French, Vercelli passed to the Savoy in 1713 The centuries between the ’700 and’ 800 were in the city a second time to shine, where buildings of the historic center assumed that precious baroque appearance that still distinguishes them; among the many notable buildings, an elegant neoclassical building houses the art gallery of the Museum Burgundy.