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Valnerina

Men since ancient history obstinately inhabited the valleys and plateaus of Valnerina. These valleys are seemingly steep, but generous with those who love them. Men in full respect of nature took part in the construction of a landscape where perfect is the union between nature and culture.

Valnerina
  • Valnerina’s landscape will tell you the history of the millenary work of farmers and shepherds who inhabited this land. For ages silence was broken only by the soft flowing of the river. Still today it arouses a sense of peace and quiet, but in the past it inspired a strong sense of spirituality, which is still possible to read on the façades of Romanesque Abbeys, in medieval parish churches and in those simple and reassuring little Madonnas (Madonelle) or votive niches, placed at crossroads.
Cascia
  • Cascia
  • Cascia has become famous for Saint Rita, an Augustine nun worldwide known and venerated , born in 1381 in Roccaporena, who died in 1447.
Norcia
  • Norcia
  • One of 100 Most Beautiful town of italy and Orange Flag by the TCI. The Sabine City of Norcia is located in the most mountainous and picturesque corner of Umbria, in the area of the Monti Sibillini National Park, and preserves intact the reminders of its Roman and Medieval past, starting from the heart-shaped town walls.
Cerreto di Spoleto
  • Cerreto di Spoleto
  • Cerreto is a castle-town of medieval origin that was built on a pre-existing settlement on San Sebastiano hill.
Monteleone di Spoleto
  • Monteleone di Spoleto
  • The town's palazzos reveals the wealth accumulated in those centuries. The town is mostly surrounded by the walls, towers and fortifications, which are still accessible by the Medieval doors.
Preci
  • Preci
  • Preci is a hillside castle-town dating back to the 13th century which is located near the Saint Eutizio Abbey, to whose fief it belonged before becoming part of Norcia's territory.
Sant'Anatolia di Narco
  • Sant'Anatolia di Narco
  • Saint Anatolia di Narco is a Medieval town built on a pre-existing settlement of which has remained the necropolis ruins dating back to the 8th-4th centuries B.C. that emerged from excavation carried out last century on the "Il Piano" area.
Scheggino
  • Scheggino
  • Scheggino is a triangular-shaped, hillside castle-town with a keep and watch-tower at the top. Scheggino was built on the left bank of the River Nera to guard the ancient road and one of the few crossing points across the river.
Vallo di Nera
  • Vallo di Nera
  • Vallo di Nera, awarded as one the 100’s most beautiful towns in Italy, is a free castle-town founded near a pre-existing feudal settlement called Flezano, as a result of a concession issued by the city of Spoleto in 1271.
Sellano
  • Sellano
  • The medieval castle of Sellano lies in the valley of Vigi and Menotre, once a traffic junction between Foligno and the Valnerina’s area, strategically located on the ancient road Via della Spina to Spoleto.
Poggiodomo
  • Poggiodomo
  • Poggiodomo is one of Italy's smallest communes and the highest in the Valnerina, The historic centre consists of a castle founded in the 13ih century, which is typical of settlements build on rocky spurs.