NORCIA

NORCIA

Norcia is a high-country town in the Southeast area of Umbria. Although it is on a wide plain up in the Apennines near some of the higher peaks, the town itself has wide and relatively flat streets making this an excellent walking town. It is known for its scenery, crisp fresh mountain air, hiking, mountaineering, and hunting. The hunting of wild boar has been a tradition making sausages, ham, capicola, salami, and other pork products their specialty. The town is also well known for black truffles (November to March), cheeses, and lentils making the savory local cuisine worth the trip.

This town is completely enclosed by a full circuit of walls that has survived intact from the 14 C. This makes Norcia, which is quite small, an easy and relaxing town for a stroll around the main sights. Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities and tourist traps, this town offers one a true opportunity to take in the history, the mountain scenery, the wonderful walking and hiking paths, and the delicious cuisine it has become famous for.