Norcia is a small and remote town set on the fertile plain
of Santa Scolastica, nestled in the Appenines mountains.
The town, divided into 8 quarters, is
still protected by its original medieval city walls.
Although hit by several earthquakes during the centuries,
Norcia still retains most ancient vestiges such as the
Romanesque churches of St. Benedict
and St. Scolastica, medieval
buildings and Roman ruins.
Anciently called, “Nursia Vetusta”, Norcia is world wide
known as the birth place of St. Benedict, Patron of Europe,
and St. Scolastica, his sister.
Don’t forget to taste the famous and well-known local
specialties (truffles, salami, cheese and legumes).
• Half day itinerary
- Basilica of St. Benedict, that keeps the
Benedict and Scolastica
- central square, Communal Palace and
the Castellina (XVI
cent. Papal building)
- visit of the town
- visit of the so called “temple”, a
masterpiece of medieval
is possible to visit the Palace of the Castellina that
houses the city museum.*
* entrance fee
the guide at the city door where the buses can stop.