Andorno Micca (Piedmont) is a totally mountain municipality of 3.263 inhabitants, located at 544 meters above sea level in the Province of Biella, Its territory covers an area of 12,10 sq. km.
Andorno Micca It is a town Province of Biella, in Piedmont.
The town is about six kilometers from the capital, piston rod, And it is located around the old core Andorno Cacciorna, On the left side of lower valley Cervo (Which takes its name from the river of the same name), in a flood plain at the foot of the Prealps Biella.
In ancient times, the local territory extended to the west, to the Valley of the Lys (or Gressoney Valley) and, to the northeast, to Valsesia, and was crossed by an ancient road that led from the Roman era, through the Valle d'Aosta, up in Gaul.
The area of Andorno, In Roman times was already have settlements, attested both by name, either by the discovery of coins seventy Antonine to Step Short, along a path that led through the various steps up in Valle d'Aosta, and then in Gaul.
The town is named Pietro Micca, Hero of the siege of Turin in 1706, whose place of birth is actually disputed between the same Andorno and the neighboring town of Sagliano Micca, Where what is believed to have been the birthplace of the patriot.
Known in the past as a spa, Andorno Micca centers for decades its economy on the textile industry, especially hat factories.
Other activities include the construction of safes, security locks and aluminum windows.
Local product is the liquor Ratafià, Prepared in original with black cherries but also variants with apricots or nuts.
The origin of the name is controversial, some do come from a French term while others consider the source Creole.
In 1700 pharmacist Peter Rapa and started production in 1880 a great-grandson, Giovanni Antonio Rapa managed to produce a pleasant building with black cherries, walnuts and juniper.
A Carnival is produced, a rustic cake with yellow flour and raisins called "fiaca".