This week we visited Preci, one of the beautiful villages in the Valnerina. Other villages in these mountains are Cascia, Cerreto di Spoleto, Monteleone di Spoleto, Norcia, Poggiodomo, Sant’Anatolia di Narco, Scheggino and Vallo di Nera. Norcia is maybe the most well known. From here a visit to the Piano Grande, a plateau high up in the Sibillini mountains, is just a short drive and spectacular all year round. It is certainly worth a visit when you are in Umbria.
The Valnerina area is popular for outdoor activities and for families with children the Activo Park in Scheggino may be a good choice for a fun day out.
Here is an impression of our visit to Preci:
On the way back we stopped in the Bar Valnerina, along the Via SS 209 Valnerina, in the village of Piedipaterno. Though not very particular from the outside, we were surprised by the quality of the food. Apart from the usual cappucino one can have a fresh sandwich and the cakes looked delicious. We tried the small self service that is open for lunch and had a very tasty “zuppa del contadino”:
And this is the bar:
Enjoy your stay in the Valnerina and Buon Appetito!
– Post by Saskia van der Bolt –