Home of S. Benedict, patriarch of Western monasticism, Norcia is the capital of Valnerina, a land of mysticism from which the spiritual adventures of the Saint began.
The town is considered a wine and food capital of the region for the “norcino”, a term indicating the working of pork meat from which the Prosciutto di Norcia IGP is obtained.
In the last weekend of February every year there is the National Exhibition of Black Truffle of Norcia and typical products of Valnerina.
This event has grown to international status in recent years and is of top interest to lovers of prosciutto, salame, capocollo, ricotta, fresh and seasoned cheeses and, naturally, the famous Norcia Black Truffle, as well as a host of other local specialties.
Representatives from China, Hungary, Poland and Russia as well as countries from the European Union also display their wares.
The entire event takes place in the open air, in the Piazza San Benedetto. Photos, Videos and more information in the page ” Nero di Norcia“.
Another fertile land for truffle in Umbria is the Upper Tiber Valley where the Bianconi’s family runs the gathering, processing, and selling their highly-prized black and white truffles and other woodland products since 1990.
Trip Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Departure Dates: From 24th to 28th February 2021
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia, Bevagna, Montefalco, Valtiberina and Norcia)
Activities: Culinary, Cultural exploration
The prices are for single travelers (single occupancy) and for groups from 2 to 8 people ( double occupancy). If your group is composed by more than 8 people send me your request and we will send you the best price!
It is also possible to bring along a non-participating partner who can spend the morning enjoying the surroundings, and could then join the group at lunchtime. Non-participating guests are welcome on the excursion and can use all the facilities at the farmhouse and join all the meals, just not the actual cooking classes.
Participating guest, single occupancy 1250 euro
Group from 2 to 3 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 1 apartment ( 2 people) and in 2 apartments (3 people) 1100 euro
Group of 4 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 2 apartments 970 euro
Group from 5 to 6 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 880 euro
Group from 7 to 8 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 800 euro
Non-participating guest, double occupancy 800 euro
If you are a group of people and you want to have single occupancy ( 1 person in 1 apartments) the single supplement is 150 euro.
Extra: Guide in the truffle hunting (directly payment):
60 euro per person ( from 2 to 3 people traveling together)
50 euro per person (from 4 to 6 people traveling together)
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No cooking guests. It is also possible to bring along a non-participating partner who can spend the morning enjoying the surroundings, and could then join the group at lunchtime.
If you are interested in a culinary holidays without tours (only accommodation and cooking classes) please visit the page Cooking Vacations.