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Discover 5 places to see in Norcia

Admire the most beautiful places of Norcia and add them to your basket. YAMGU will create your trip considering distances, opening hours and weather.


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Permanent archaeological exhibition at the Criptoportico romano di porta Ascolana

Permanent Archaeological Exhibition – Roman Cryptoporticus of Porta Ascolana The Mostra Archeologica Permanente—Criptoportico Romano is housed in the building that encompasses the remnants of the ancient Roman Cryptoporticus at the entrance of Porta Ascolana, in the southern side of the town of Norcia. The rooms above ground, housing the collection, encompass the ground structure below of the Cryptoporticus, designed in the second half of the 1st century B.C. to assure a covered passageway into the Forum Area of the town. The exhibition, apart from representing an occasion


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Permanent exhibition of ancient crafts and peasant civilisation

Permanent Exhibition of the Ancient Crafts and Rural Life The Museum housing the Mostra Permanente Antichi Mestieri e Civiltà Contadina documents the culture and rural life by showing utensils and tools used in the peasants’ daily work and households. Through the collection of these items it is possible to seemingly revisit the norcino—typical butcher of Norcia—trade, the shoemaker—ciabattino—trade or the ancient facocchio—the artisan who was specialized in building, assembling and repairing cart vehicles—trade. There is also the reconstruction of the old peasant’s wine cellar and k


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Civic and Diocesan Museum

Civic Diocesan Museum “La Castellina” The Museo Civico e Diocesano “La Castellina”—i.e. small fortress—occupies the entire western side of Piazza San Benedetto, a square in the heart of the historical center of Norcia. The edifice, as ordered by Pope Julius III, was built in 1554 based on a design of Jacopo Barozzi da Viglola and was born as a fortified residence for papal legates and used from the beginning to control the peripheral territories for the Papal State. When the Mountain Prefecture was instituted, in 1569, La Castellina became its natural seat. Restored in the 18th


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Museum of mills and water meadows

The Mills and “Le Marcite” Museum The Museo dei Mulini e delle Marcite is located in an isolated area in the rural context of the Valnerina Valley, which is called “Le Marcite” and is a locality not far from Norcia. The Museo dei Mulini e delle Marcite undoubtedly deserves a visit both for the importance of the machinery and fittings preserved inside and for the peculiarity of its ecosystem, Le Marcite, unique in all the central-southern Apennines area. The Museo dei Mulini e delle Marcite of Norcia was created in 2005, inside the ancient Cecconi Mills and reconstructs the


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Civic Theatre

Civic Theater The Teatro Civico is located in the historical center of Norcia, in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, at a short distance from Corso Sertorio. The Theater was built in 1876, on a design of the Perugian Domenico Mollajoli, which foresaw a horseshoe-shaped audience hall with three overlooking orders of boxes and a loggia. The inauguration took place on 15 August 1876, with the execution of “Un ballo in maschera”—A Masked Ball—of Giuseppe Verdi. On this occasion, in order to pay for the organization of the event, the municipal administration deliberated to borrow 15.000 L


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