Foligno and the Valnerina

The district, one of the most enchanting for landscape and architecture includes important villages and towns such as Foligno, Nocera Umbra, Norcia e Cascia in the Valnerina.
Situated in the most mountainous and picturesque area of Umbria, the Valnerina is at the heart of the Mount Sibillini National Park.
Apart from its beatiful landscape, the Valnerina is also wellknow as an ideal sports tourism destination.
Norcia and Cascia are the preason headquarters for many high-ranking sports clubs, whithe the velvet plains of Castelluccio have been described as the best area for paragliding training in all of Europe. A trading crossroads since ancient times, this area is covered with villages of medieval origin; Bevagna, Montefalco, Spello, Trevi and Nocera Umbra, Norcia, Cascia.
Artisan crafts flourish in this area, especially in Bevagna, which is known for its basket and hemp weaving, and in Foligno with its pipe organ restoration and leather-working activieties.
The Foligno area, rich with olive groves and vineyards, boasts numerous wines whitch is the most prized in the region (Trevi).
The Valnerina is a true paradise for connoisseurs of fine foods : sausage meatrs, black truffles, cheeses and lentils are the main ingredients of the delicious and genuine cuisine that revolves around the typical "norcineria".

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