The part of Umbria
, which is
crossed by the river Nera
, is one of its most unpolluted and charming
places. The Valnerina
presents itself as a succession of valleys, hills
and mountains that follow the course of the river, close to which are villages
of rare beauty.
The natural surroundings have kept unaltered their original characteristics,
because man’s hand bringing progress has been very cautious in order to not
disturb the centuries-old balance.
The charm released by this panorama impresses every year thousands of visitors,
who are attracted by this mysterious area that can offer much more than just
one interesting suggestion.
The Valnerina is a land of mystics, of saints worshipped by the religiosity of
the people like Santa Rita da Cascia
or San Benedetto da Norcia
one of the most important personalities who had decisive influence on the
development of the Roman Catholic Church.
The local gastronomy is varied and rich of high quality products, which due to
their genuineness and the particular processing developed in centuries-old
experience, are highly appreciated.
The forests and mountains offer shelter for wonderful villages among which
stand out for their grace and their good state of conservation Norcia
and Vallo di Nera
, both of them members of the association “I Borghi
più Belli d’Italia
'', which unites the most beautiful villages of Italy.
They are two gorgeous medieval towns with antique castles surrounded by walls
and endowed with towers, Romanesque churches and fortified buildings like the Castellina
or the Chiesa di Santa Maria
at Vallo di Nera
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