"Nero Norcia" is one of the most important gastronomic event in Umbrian region, and it is dedicated to the famous and precious Black Truffle from Norcia and to the other typical products. Besides being one of the most waited appointment of the year for all the gourmets and the lovers of the truffle, Nero Norcia is also one of the oldest because it has been held for over 50 years.
After the earthquakes of the last year, this 54th edition is a clear sign of the perseverance and the strenght of all the local community, who wants to pick up again and look ahead. The days planned for the Nero Norcia 2017 are three weekends: 24th-25th-26th February, 3th-4th-5th March and 10th-11th-12th March.
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Curiosities about Umbrian Black Truffle
Truffles are harvested each year in the territories of the area of Norcia, from December to mid-March. This allows to the manifestation Nero Norcia, organized just the last weekends of February and at the beginning of March, of offering always fresh truffles, freshly picked.
The city of Norcia, in fact, is at the first place for the production of the so-called "Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini“, recognised as the most prized black truffle of the world.
This type of truffle grows mainly in calcareous soils, and it lives in symbiosis with other plants which primarily oaks, holm oaks, but also beeches and chestnut trees. With a curved form and a variable size (from the size of a walnut to that of an apple), it is characterized by a pleasant and aromatic fragrance, fully exalted by cooking.
2017 Nero Norcia Program
The manifestation includes meetings, tastings and special events, in addition to the tasting of truffle and the best local products. This one will be a singular edition, because its location will not be the historical city center: gastronomic stands and so on have been organized at the local sportif field 'Europa'.
Some of the events planned are as follows:
* 24th February, at 4:30 pm Porta Romana
Inauguration with the presence of civil and religious authorities, and entrance to the historical center with visit to the squares of the Ancients Crafts (organized by Coop. Montepatino)
* 25th February, at 3:00 pm Piazza San Benedetto
Lighting of the Fiaccola Benedettina Pro Pace et Europa Una, on the ruins of the Basilica of Saint Benedict
* 11th March, at 3:00 pm
Musical event Radio Green Stage 'to Norcia with Umbria in your heart'
* and also... show cooking, artists exhibitions, music, entertainment for children, shows of falconry and meeting!
You can find below the Complete 2017 Program!