Surrounded by the caliginous mist that languidly envelops the endless rice fields of Trino, in the province of Vercelli, the Principality of Lucedio is undoubtedly one of the most evocative and fascinating places you can choose to fulfill your dream of love. History, enchantment and sibylline legends linger among the tunnels and secret rooms of this ancient Abbey founded in 1122 by a group of Cistercian monks from Burgundy who, after having reclaimed a barren and marshy land received as a gift from the Marquis Ranieri I of Monferrato, made it fertile by sowing the first grains of rice. Thus the first Italian rice paddy was born, which started the rice industry in the Vercelli area and in all of Italy. Lucedio is therefore the cradle of Italian rice: this is where the territory of the Grange developed, farms that spread over a large agricultural area obtained thanks to the deforestation and levelling of the land. [show more...]