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 201th to 24th February 2019
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.
Solo travelers Participating guest, single occupancy 1200 euro
Group of 2 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 1 apartment 1100 euro
Group from 3 to 4 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 2 apartments 860 euro
Group from 5 to 6 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 750 euro
Group from 7 to 8 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 700 euro
Non-participating guest, double occupancy 800 euro
Extra: Guide in the truffle hunting (directly payment):
60 euro per person ( from 2 to 3 people traveling together)
45 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.
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