Norcia

Visiting Norcia in Umbria

Visiting Norcia in Umbria

The last time I was in Norcia was in 2015 two years ago. On a warm summer day I made some pictures of this typical village in the mountains. The Cathedral of Saint Benedict, the square, the statue and the lovely delicacy shops always had a special place in my heart....

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Pasta alla Norcina

Pasta alla Norcina

Pasta alla Norcina is a typical Umbrian pasta dish. The name derives from the small village Norcia. Norcia is in the Sibillini mountains and famous for its sausages, cheeses and cold cuts. People here are quite proud of their local kitchen and rightly so! Umbria also...

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Sibillini Mountains National Park

Sibillini Mountains National Park

Trekking in Umbria Sunday July 20 I joined a hiking tour with Alessio from Trekking in Umbria to the Mount Borghese (2145 m) and the Mount Porche (Mount Bellavista 2233 m) in the Monti Sibillini mountains. The views during this tour were stunning. Flowers were...

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Bar in Valnerina

Bar in Valnerina

This week we visited Preci, one of the beautiful villages in the Valnerina. Other villages in these mountains are Cascia, Cerreto di Spoleto, Monteleone di Spoleto, Norcia, Poggiodomo, Sant’Anatolia di Narco, Scheggino and Vallo di Nera. Norcia is maybe the most well...

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Spezzare il maiale

Spezzare il maiale

Two days ago we helped our neighbours carving up their pig. A very important moment in Umbria and therefore always followed by a sumptuous meal. Pigs have always played a big roll in Italian society and there are a lot of proverbs with the word pig in them. One I like...

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Piano Grande, Norcia and Castelluccio

Piano Grande, Norcia and Castelluccio

I went to the Truffle fest in Norcia last year. I'll write some more about that later. First some pictures of the fantastic Monti Sibillini. Met up with some friends from Perci in Norcia. We had a great time 'snooping' on all stands. You might not know this but...

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