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Appointments & Events

Exhibitions, concerts, festivals, reviews, appointments, events and more happening in and around Norcia over the next couple of months. Updated daily.

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List of restaurants in Norcia

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Pizzerie

List of pizzerie in Norcia

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List of Hotels in Norcia

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Holiday Farms

List of Holiday Farms in Norcia.

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History and the Figure of St Benedict

Umbria Online Founded by the Sabines as early as 1300 BC, Norcia later became a municipium under Rome. But the city’s greatest claim to fame is having been the birthplace of St Benedict, the founding father of the Benedictine order of monks whose long history spans centuries of European history, including the Dark Ages. Today St Benedict is the patron saint of Europe.

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St Benedict the Abbot

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July 11th 1980 – Apostolic letter from John Paul II on the 15th centenary of the birth of St Benedict of Norcia.

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The Old Town Centre

Umbria Online The main square of Norcia, with at its centre the statue of St Benedict by Giuseppe Pinzi (1880), contains all of the town's major monuments. The Basilica of St Benedict faces onto the square with its finely sculpted, typical Gothic façade.

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I prodotti tipici e la gastronomia

Umbria Online Notevoli sono le proposte della gastronomia locale, le cui usanze sono tradizionalmente strettamente connesse ai prodotti disponibili in questa area montana: tartufi neri di Norcia, pecorino di Norcia, norcineria, funghi, miele, farro, lenticchie di Castelluccio, asparagi selvatici, trote Fario, gamberi di fiume, fragole, more, lamponi.

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Norcia's Prized Truffles

Umbria Online The most commonly found truffle is the Tuber melanosporum, otherwise known as Tartufo Nero Pregiato di Norcia. The truffle gathering season runs from December 1st to March 15th. These truffles normally grow in upper hilly areas, near oaks, hornbeams, walnuts and ilexes, where it is also possible to find other variteties of truffles.

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Local Produce: Norcineria

Umbria Online Generally known as norcineria, hams, capocollo, salame, sausages and other varieties of cured meat are some of Norcia's most coveted local produce.

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Exhibitions and Events in Norcia

Umbria Online Among the many interesting events Norcia has to offer the year round, the most important is certainly the national market fair of the black truffle and local Valnerina area produce in the last weekend of February.

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Historical Parade: March 23rd and August 27th

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Norcia celebrates its patron saint in the ancient ceremony of offering of "ceri" and "palleii" to St Benedict, from the town's surrounding castles and from the city's guaite, or the areas into which it is still divided.

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Monti Sibillini National Park

Umbria Online For centuries the Monti Sibillini spurned tales of fairies, necromancers and horrors of all kind in fantasy literature. These legends generally concerned two precise spots in the area, the Monte Sibilla and the Pilato lake. But this wild, untamed land, which has been the inspiration for many writers and painters, is today a popular tourist destination for many visitors who come here from all over the world to admire the unspoilt nature of the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini.

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Norcia
Appointments & Events
Restaurants
Pizzerie
Hotels
Holiday Farms
History and the Figure of St Benedict
St Benedict the Abbot
The Old Town Centre
I prodotti tipici e la gastronomia
Norcia's Prized Truffles
Local Produce: Norcineria
Exhibitions and Events in Norcia
Historical Parade: March 23rd and August 27th
Monti Sibillini National Park

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VALNERINA AREA 

Province: Perugia
Area: Valnerina (Cascia; Cerreto di Spoleto; Monteleone di Spoleto; Norcia; Poggiodomo; Preci; Sant Anatolia di Narco; Scheggino; Vallo di Nera;)
comprensorio Valnerina

INFORMATION 

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Province: Perugia
Area: Valnerina
Altitude: 604 m s.l.m.
Surface: 274.34 kmq
Population: 4977 (01.01.07; Istat)
Inhabitants name: Nursini
ZIP 06046
Tel. area code: 0743

Localities: Agriano, Aliena, Ancarano, Biselli, Campi, Casali di Serravalle, Castelluccio, Cortigno, Forsivo, Frascaro, Legogne, Nottoria, Occricchio, Ospedaletto, Pescia, Piè di Colle, Piediripa, Popoli, San Marco, San Pellegrino, Sant’Andrea, Savelli, Serravalle, Valcaldara

Comune di Norcia
Piazza S. Benedetto Tel. 0743828044 Fax 0743816519

Famous Personalities: Lucio Plozio (I sec. a.C.); Quinto Sertorio (I sec. a.C.); Vespaia Polla (I sec. a.C.); S. Benedetto da Norcia (480-547); Santa Scolastica (480-547); Antonio e Giovanni Sparapane (pittori, XV sec.); Giovan Battista Lalli (poeta, 1572-1637); Michelangelo Carducci (pittore, XVI sec.).