Norcia and its Piggies
Nestled in the green heart region of Umbria, there lies a town, a town full of deliciousness. This walled in, genial little center holds the secret to all the delights of the pork world. Known for its wild boar and all the products that come from it, including the much sought after black truffle (or tartufo) which the pigs famously hunt, Norcia is one of the more adorable, fascinating, and weight gain inducing places I’ve had the pleasure of visiting.
With a surprising amount of history and influence for such a small city center, Norcia proves itself to be a vibrant, bustling little community, rich with religious, cultural, and of course, enogastronomic treats that will keep you occupied for days. So much so, that any time you find a norceria in Italy, you’re looking at a salumi shop, named after it’s scrumptious birthplace. From chocolate and truffles to sausage and brew fests with monk’s abbey-made beers, Norcia has something for everyone!