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Norcia

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Umbria wheelchair friendly Norcia accessible tours.

 

Umbria wheelchair friendly Norcia accessible tours sits at the foot of Monti Sibillini and has been a trading city and staging post for centuries.

It is famous for being both the birthplace of St Benedict, founder of Christianity’s first monastic order, as well as being one of Italy’s great culinary capitals.

Today, Umbria wheelchair friendly Norcia accessible tours is best known for its local produce, in particular black truffles and top quality meat, sausages, and salami.

Norcia is a small city surrounded by thick walls built in the 13th century and glimpses of the impressive Sibilini Mountains can be seen throughout.

Apart from the many wonderful food shops and salumerie, most of the historical sights worth visiting can be found clustered around the main square, Piazza San Benedetto.

A statue of St Benedict by Giuseppe Pinzi sits in the center of the square.

Although the existing basilica, Church of San Benedetto, dates back to 1389, it was rebuilt after suffering damage from two earthquakes in the XVII and XVIII centuries and is said to be built over the birthplace of the saint and his twin sister.

The right side of the church is flanked by the Loggia dei Mercanti ( or Portico delle Misure ), built originally in 1570 and rebuilt after the 1859 earthquake.

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