This is a tour that requires at least a week of time to enjoy food, wine and art in complete relaxation. For each destination I will suggest a hotel but if you prefer other accommodations you can choose alternatives. The transfers can be organized with a private driver but can also be done with a rental car or own vehicle.
It starts from Norcia a beautiful old village in Umbria, which was already an important municipality under the Romans. In the Middle Ages it became a free municipality and when it passed to the Papal States in the 1400s, it obtained a significant autonomy. The founder of the Benedictine Order, San Benedetto, was born here around 480 AD and still you can find many works of art and historical memories related to his life. The undisputed king of the table, in Norcia, is the pig. The link between the city and this animal is so close that it gives its name to a real profession, that of the "butcher" or "Norcino". The excellences in this field are raw ham and sausages, fresh or dried. Another inimitable protagonist of the local food and wine is “His Majesty“ the black truffle, to which an event was also dedicated, "Nero Norcia". Then there are the cheeses, in particular the ricotta, fresh or salted, and the caciotte. You can spend a pleasant day in the countryside living the experience of the classic search for truffles, and learning the art of cheese thanks to a nice cheesemaker who will show and reveal the secrets on how to prepare the cheese. There will be a picnic in the woods pampered by the good flavors of typical local products.