Do you like truffles and would like to visit a dedicated event? This will please you then: soon the National exhibition of this product will be held, why not participate? In This article I’ll give you all the useful information about the event. Continue reading to learn more.
Event about the gastronomic excellence of Valnerina
The truffle, the “mushroom Hypogeum” already known and appreciated in Roman times, and the prized black truffle in particular, is the undisputed king of Nero Norcia 2018, the 55th edition of the National Market Exhibition held from 23th to 25th February, from 2nd to 4th and from 9th to 11th March. A food festival born with the aim of promoting and enhancing the excellence of food and wine in Norcia and the territory of Valnerina.
The Topic and theme of this edition is also a challenge: look to the future and relaunch. Starting from the candidacy of the truffle culture as Intangible heritage of UNESCO. The festival, which will host about 100 exhibitors from Umbria, will offer exhibition stands where you will be able to buy not only truffles but also cheeses, sausages and “norcinerie”, tasting meetings, together with recreation and folklore, and entertainment for children.
A series of meetings over 3 weekends
The event – The testimonial for 2018 is Francesco Totti, former captain of Rome football team – structured around week-end modules, will also address the innovation theme of the agri-food chain and the economy of reconstruction, with meetings, insights and Round tables that will be hosted by the multi-purpose Centre Norcia 4.0.
At the Stadio Comunale Europa, on the other hand, there will be a Cooking-show by the University of Flavors. On the occasion of this last event there will also be a foreign delegation, composed of chefs, buyers and journalists from France, Germany and England, within an ICI project aimed at making this precious product of Terra Umbra and Made in Italy, known more and more, even abroad, as well as to Italian families.
Norcia is the first region for the production of black truffle – Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini – which is harvested every year, between December and March, and is recognized as one of the world’s most prized black truffles. Round in shape and of variable dimensions, this truffle thrives in predominantly calcareous soils, living in symbiosis with trees such as oak, Holm-oaks, beech and chestnut, and is distinguished by its particularly aromatic perfume.
How to get there
From the North
Follow the A1 in the direction of Perugia, Assisi and Spoleto and then take the road Spoleto-Norcia. From Spoleto, enter the “Forca di Cerro” tunnel. Exit at Sant’Anatolia Narco and continue in the direction of Norcia and Cascia, along the 209 state Road of Valnerina.
If you live in the Adriatic area, go through Bologna-Bari, exit at Cesena Nord, continue towards Perugia and follow the itinerary that I explained above.
From the South
If you come from the south, after leaving the A1 at Orte exit, continue towards Spoleto.
From the Adriatic area, take the A14 and exit at San Benedetto del Tronto. Take the freeway towards Ascoli Piceno and continue to Norcia.
Just get to the nearest station of Spoleto which is located along the Roma-Ancona line. From Spoleto it is necessary to take the bus to Norcia. Also from Terni you can reach Norcia by coach.
The nearest airport is Perugia if you live in Milan. But if you live in another city I recommend Rome-Fiumicino. From the airport you reach the Termini train station and from here, always by train, you can reach Spoleto.