A day out in the Sibillini mountains

Since we had a very mild winter, the second in a row, we decided to go up in the mountains to find some snow. We had a great day out in the Sibillini mountains, bordering Umbria and the Marche: fun for the kids, great food and a stunning landscape.

We started the day in Ussita in the Palaghiaccio to skate. For me it was about 25 years ago and after an uneasy beginning I managed to skate around this enormous indoor skating ring without making a fool of myself ;).

Palaghiaccio ice skating in Ussita

Palaghiaccio ice skating in Ussita

We drove up to Frontignano where the ski slopes are and stopped in Castelluccio di Norcia for lunch.

Piano Grande with view of Castelluccio di Norcia

Piano Grande with view of Castelluccio di Norcia

Castelluccio di Norcia

Castelluccio di Norcia

From here we drove down to Norcia for the yearly truffle event “Nero Norcia“. And look what a suprise we had:

Unexpected encounter on our way from Piano Grande to Norcia

Unexpected encounter on our way from Piano Grande to Norcia

The end of the day in Norcia:

Main square in Norcia during Nero Norcia black truffle event

Main square in Norcia during Nero Norcia black truffle event

Streetfood in an APE - 100% made in Italy

Streetfood in an APE – 100% made in Italy

Salami, ham, wildboor, truffle, cheeses and much more ....

Salami, ham, wildboor, truffle, cheeses and much more ….

5 thoughts on “A day out in the Sibillini mountains

  1. I absolutely love the pictures of a wintery Norcia! Did you see any of the Monks? Half of the monastery is Anerican in origin. Can’t wait to visit Norcia this October!

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