Set on the edge of S. Scolastica plain in the heart of the national park of the Sibylline Mountains, Norcia is a secret stronghold of artistic and gastronomic treasures.
The Church of St. Benedict, the town’s patron saint, retains its charming 14th century facade. The main square also features the portico of the Misure (1500), which shows nine local measurements used originally for cereals.
The town hall and cathedral are beautiful, the latter dedicated to S. Maria Argentea, which withholds a fresco of the 16th century. In spring, do not miss the plain of Castelluccio in full bloom, with its splashes of colours and scents. Savouring the local fare is a must: the hams and sausages, small and tasty Castelluccio lentils, cheese and, of course, truffles.