One day excursion to Castelluccio
A natural mosaic of bursting colors with shades ranging from yellow ocher to red, from lilac to indigo… this is the Fioritura di Castelluccio di Norcia, in the picturesque setting of the Monti Sibillini Park, a spectacle for both the eyes and the soul .
Group trip in a Gran Turismo bus with a guide to discover Castelluccio of Norcia and its gorgeous flowering, a magical place in the green heart ofItaly in which numerous species of lentils (characteristic and cultivated in Castelluccio as well as one of its typical products), gentianelle, poppies, daffodils, violets, daffodils, viola Eugeniae, clovers, shamrocks and many other blooms not to be missed!
After a beautiful walk in Castelluccio, in which we will take breathtaking photos, we head to one local farm in Norcia where animals are raised in the wild, for an interesting guided tour during which we will get in touch with their tradition pork butcher. Here we will learn everything: from the breeding of pigs to the production and sale of the various products through the various phases: slaughtering and salting of meat, seasoning of cured meat… If you have doubts after the visit, don’t worry: there will be a delicious lunch in which we will taste cold cuts, cheeses and other local specialties, accompanied by a good wine!
In the afternoon, we will visit Norcia, which has kept its charm intact despite the terrible wounds of the earthquake. We visit the splendid historic center of Norcia, with the basilica of San Benedetto, in Piazza San Benedetto, the Town Hall, the Tempietto… and we enjoy some free time to shop in the various local butcheries. Indeed, Norcia owes much of its fame to the ancient tradition of butchery. Particularly appreciated is the raw ham of Norcia, but also other cured meats, caciotta and pecorino cheeses of the best quality, all processed on the spot with the guarantee of maximum authenticity and the authentic taste of rustic Umbrian cuisine.
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