Umbria and Valnerina – Cascia, Norcia, Castelluccio and More With Anne Robichaud
Do you know what a norcineria offers? Ever tasted the famous “lost beans” of the Valnerina? Ever heard of Preci and a curiosity that makes it famous?
Enjoy this visit to Umbria’s captivating Valnerina (Nera River Valley) area, famous for black truffles, lentils prized by the Slow Food Foundation, pecorino cheeses, prosciutto di Norcia – and much more! The tour starts with the inviting late-January Cascia festivities and then head to Norcia, a medieval mountain gem and birthplace of St. Benedict in the 5th century. Not far away, the Piano Grande (“Great Plain”) spreads out below the medieval castle-village Castelluccio, devastated in the October 2016 earthquake.
Anne’s talk was recorded live from Italy and will have you ready for your next trip to our bellissima Umbria.