Norcia

Travel Guide
Norcia featuring street scenes as well as a small group of people
Sample fresh local produce, discover stunning natural scenery and browse the atmospheric heart of this charming walled town in the Valnerina Valley.

The medieval town of Norcia, in the Valnerina Valley of Umbria, sits at the foot of the impressive Monti Sibillini range and slopes down to the nearby Sordo River.

Start your discovery of Norcia in its historic town center. The impressive façades of many important buildings line the Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia’s central square, but the real focal point here is the Statue of St. Benedict.

Step inside the medieval Church of San Benedetto, built on the spot where St. Benedict and his twin sister St. Scholastica were said to have been born. Learn more about the life of St. Benedict, the founder of the Benedictine monastic order, and patron saint of Europe.

The Loggia dei Mercanti, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Argentea and the Palazzo Comunale are just some of the other highlights in the heart of Norcia. Make sure to explore the formerly secret tunnel in the Museo Civico e Diocesano La Castellina as well.

Taste the much-lauded Norcia cuisine for lunch and dinner. Black truffles, sausages and salami are among the favorite ingredients for antipasti and pastas to go with your wine. The special pork and wild boar salami, known as “norcineria,” are famous throughout Italy. Try the creamy “pasta alla Norcina" to discover what all the fuss is about.

While you can get to Norcia by train and bus, coming by car is the best way to explore this mountainous region. Rome is 2.5 hours away by road and Spoleto just 45 minutes. Drive to the mountains to hike through Sibillini National Park. Each spring, an amazing array of wildflowers drape a multi-colored blanket over the plateaus surrounding Castelluccio di Norcia, a lentil-producing village above Norcia. Seeing this “Fiorita" on horseback or during a hike or mountain bike ride is spectacular.

Unique festivals keep Norcia interesting year round. Visit in February during the Mostra Mercato del Tartufo Nero to taste the wide range of truffles and wild mushrooms found in the Valnerina Valley. The 3-day Prosciuti dal Mondo festival at the start of November attracts cured ham lovers and other foodies from all over Italy.

Hotel delle Rose
Hotel delle Rose
3 out of 5
Via Fasce 2, Cascia, perugia, 6043
The price is ¥9,831 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Cascia. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (88 reviews)
"Location, food, service, quiet,and close to the shrine"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2021

Hotel delle Rose
Hotel Da Benito
Hotel Da Benito
Via Marconi 4, Norcia, 06046
Stay at this inn in Norcia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attraction Piani di Castelluccio is located nearby. Discover genuine guest ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"The hotel is very clean and well-restored, and the staff were cordial. Norcia is a challenging visit right now, as the tragedy caused by the earthquake is everywhere you look. Not a lot of tourists around, if any, but since it's historically a bit of a tourist town, there's a bit of a weird balance ..."

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2019

Hotel Da Benito
Palazzo Seneca
Palazzo Seneca
4 out of 5
Via Cesare Battisti 12, Norcia, PG, 6046
The price is ¥25,407 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Norcia. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"Very classy and thoughtful hotel with good service. Breakfast service was a little disorganized though."

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

Palazzo Seneca
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La Terrazza di spello
La Terrazza di spello
Via Belvedere, 37, Spello, Perugia, 6038
The price is ¥7,467 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Spello. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (13 reviews)
Nice location cosy studio pretty good value
"Great location and landscape ,quiet area in the heart of spell,cosy studio clean and tidy."

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2017

La Terrazza di spello
Di Sabatino Resort
Di Sabatino Resort
Corso Trento E Trieste 25, Ascoli Piceno, AP, 63100
The price is ¥12,195 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 3
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Ascoli Piceno. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a sauna. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (29 reviews)
Ascoli Piceno
"Great hotel and staff - Eleanora and Tiziana were exceptionnal. Location - fantastic next to the Piazza del Popolo. Parking was close by and cheap."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Di Sabatino Resort
Palazzo Leti Residenza d'Epoca
Palazzo Leti Residenza d'Epoca
Via Degli Eremiti 10, Spoleto, PG, 6049
The price is ¥18,168 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this historic residence in Spoleto. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (69 reviews)
"The hotel was an old Italian building but nicely kept. The view was beautiful and the breakfast was delicious. The desk clerk was very helpful when we needed transportation."

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Palazzo Leti Residenza d'Epoca
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