This gastronomic display has a more than
50 years old tradition. The territory of Norcia is
incomparably rich in local and delicious products, but the fame the black
truffle could attain makes it the real king of the event.
But the salami and cold pork meats certainly play also an important role as
well as every product of the pork butchery. Another protagonist of the exhibition
market is indeed the ham Prosciutto di Norcia, marked with
the IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) and the result of
the antique Norcian craftsmen's experience in manufacturing and conservation of
the salami and cold pork meats.
But at Norcia the surprises don't ever finish if we continue the gastronomic
parade with the famous lentils Lenticchie di Castelluccio, the
excellent cheeses, the spelt, the mushrooms and all other kinds of products
offered by the Valnerina and brought out and made appreciated by the
town of Norcia.
March: The Benedicine Celebrations
- The anniversary of the death of San
Benedetto da Norcia
March) is celebrated in the town with
historical commemorations and processions.
December-March: Sibillini Eskimo
- A considerable number of sports and
excursion events organized by the surviving school ''Sibillini Adventure
constitutes the winter activities from December to March.
Alpine and excursion guides
place their experience at the tourists'
disposal in order to allow easy excursions and visits on the charming
snow-covered mountains of the Parco Nazionale dei Sibillini
June: The Literary Prize San Benedetto
- It is a literary prize dedicated to the
figure of San Benedetto
, for which compete writers with works on freely
chosen subjects and on those with a social background. During the prize-giving
extracts of the finalist works are read out.
June: The ''Fiorita''
- Spring at Castelluccio di Norcia
gives life to all the colours of the rainbow on the Great
, when the flower
carpets are blooming in the so called ''fiorita''
, presenting to the eyes a sensational view.
All the flowers on the plain open and each one takes part - like a little stone
in a valuable mosaic - in the creation of the charming, coloured carpet under
the open sky.
July: Trekking at Castelluccio
- For three days the plateau of Castelluccio
is the meeting place for the enthusiasts of trekking by foot or
on mules or donkeys along the ways of the Parco Nazionale dei Monti
and of the Valnerina
- At Norcia
, too, takes place the
considerable program of the famous classical music festival which involves many
communes in the province of Perugia
December: The ''Fauni''
- This is a traditional event which has its
roots in the pagan world and the folklore. On the squares of Norcia
light big and charming bonfires (the ''Fauni''
, which means fauns) as
propitiatory rite and to drive away the fears associated with the beginning of
the winter season.
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