This village has developed on both banks of the river Sesia, joined by the massive and characteristic bridge. Its name comes from the nearby caves of schist. From here comes the slabs, also called "piode”, which are still used to cover the roofs of the houses, in perfect harmony with the old rural architecture.

In the Parish of Saint Stephen there is one of the most impressive works painted by Antonio Orgiazzi, who in 1748 was required to decorate the volt of the dome and the presbytery.

Piode’s dairy production is relevant. Itscheese, the "tome” in particular, are renowned and appreciated everywhere.

The fascinating mountain pasture of Meggiana is a destination very appreciated by walkers, and those who aren’t easily tired can continue until Rassa or in the opposite direction until Mera and then Scopello.

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