Recreational Activities

 

Many things to do in the vicinities:

passeggiare ed escursioni vicino norcia monti sibilliniGuided excursions:

The National Park of the Monti Sibillini offers splendid trips; nature walks through forests trails and trips for Bird watching and observing local animals. The trails of the Grande Anello of the Monti Sibillini can be followed by foot or on mountain bikes. Not to be forgotten are also trips to the lago di Pilato (2000m-6560ft), and the plain of Castelluccio (1300m-4264ft), and the Grotte della Sibilla.

escursioni val nerina The riverside

offers a fantastic view and functioning water mills rebuilt by the Mountain Community of the Valnerina Region (Comunità Montana della Valnerina) stun visitors as the ancient wheels still efficiently ground wheat.

Art and Nature Itineraries:

The ancient town of Nursia (now Norcia),

norciaprotected by her medieval walls, offers delightful tours with its churches and ancient residences. The town of Norcia is of very remote origins, even during the period of the Punic Wars the town played a strategically important role. In the 1500s Saint Benedict founded the “Benedictine” order and is known as being the Patron of Europe. Inside her city walls, many precious architectural treasures are safely preserved for both visitors and locals to enjoy. Some of these treasures are: the gothic church of San Benedetto, the Renaissance period Cathedral, and the Castellina- a four-sided stone sculpture carved by Vignola.

There are many possible itineraries:

santuario santa rita a Norciafrom splendid green hills to “città d’arte.” The town of Cascia, with the Sanctuary of Saint Rita is at only 15 minutes distance, the very ancient city of Spello, the abbey of Saint Eutizio a Preci, The Church of the Madonna Bianca di Ancarano, and extremely well preserved medieval hamlets, like that of Vallo di Nera.

Assisi and St. Francis Basilica:

The Roman Forum and the medieval city; Spoleto comes to life during the summer with the “Festival of the Two Worlds” (Festival dei due mondi); Foligno-the Quintana festival, the medieval village of Trevi and the Fonti del Clitunno.

Interesting Museums:

  • Norcia (PG): Museo Civico Diocesano at the Castellina
  • Spello (PG): la pinacoteca civica – at the church of Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Spoleto (PG): Galleria civica d’Arte Moderna (Gallery of Modern Art)
  • Magione (PG): Museo della pesca di San Feliciano (Fishing Museum)
  • Trevi (PG): Museo della Civiltà dell’ulivo (Olive Museum)
  • Montefalco (PG): Museo civico di S. Francesco (St. Francis Museum)
  • Deruta (PG): Museo regionale della ceramica (Regional Ceramics Museum)
  • Orticoli (TR): Museo Antiquarium (Museum of Antiques)
  • Perugia: National Gallery of Umbria at the chapel of S. Severo
  • Marciano (PG): Museo dinamico della terracotta e del laterizio

(PG) = Province of Perugia

(TR) = Province of Terni

Enogastronomic itineraries:

The “via dei sapori”

percorsi enogastronomici a norciaTakes place along the Valnerina- this itinerary brings the visitor in close contact with farmers and companies that produce local products (truffles, honey, lentils, cheeses, salami, spelt wheat) using ancient techniques and know-how handed down from generation to generation- the products have acquired a unique flavor and irresistible delight.

– The cantinas of the Sagrantino di Montefalco;

– The oil mills of Trevi and Spoleto.

 

Sport activities:

Irafting-norcian the vicinity it’s possible to enjoy the following:

  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • River Hiking
  • White- water rafting
  • Rafting
  • Fishing in the Nera River
  • Archery
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Muleback riding
  • Hang gliding