Guide In Umbria

Vallo di Nera

The sentry of the Valnerina

Magnificent fortified village in a strategic position to guard the valley

Vallo di Nera still clearly shows the dual function of town and military outpost. The village is characterized by a tangle of streets and alleys and by panoramic views on the valley below and the surrounding mountains. The church of Santa Maria keeps a very interesting compendium of frescoes from the Spoleto school between the 14th and 15th centuries.

In the valley floor, not far from Vallo di Nera, there is the church of San Felice di Narco, dating back to the 12th century. It was the church of a small early medieval settlement of Benedictine monks who dedicated themselves to the reclamation of the Valnerina.

+ Itinerary

  • Church of Santa Maria
  • Church of San Giovanni Battista*
  • Alleys and panoramic views
  • San Felice di Narco (outside the town)

* The church may not always be open to visitors