norcia

fotoIt lies on the edge of S. Scolastica plateau in the heart of the Sibillini National Park and offers a wealth of art treasures and gastronomic delights. On the main square the Church of St. Benedict, the Patron Saint of the town, has a beautiful Gothic façade and the Portico delle Misure (1500) features 9 ancient corn measures. Enjoy a visit to Palazzo Comunale and S. Maria Argentea Cathedral with an early 16th-century fresco. In spring don’t miss Castelluccio plain in full bloom: a riot of colours and scents. Local food, such as raw ham and sausage, Castelluccio tiny lentils, cheese and, of course, truffle are a must.