Vallo di Nera, a castle on the horizon
A lengthy human and natural history, which has survived for several centuries in a fragile balance, has shaped a territory of medieval charm: Vallo di Nera, an ancient castle founded in 1217. If on the one hand the Nera river, flowing between steep slopes covered with woods, has created one of the most beautiful spots of Italy, on the other hand humans, with their struggle for survival and defense, have enriched this corner of Valnerina by creating one of the best examples of Umbrian village. It is no by chance that Vallo di Nera is acknowledged as one of the “most beautiful villages in Italy”. From the castle there is a dense web of paths at different altitudes to be covered on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. A place where time seems to stand still, a castle that houses within it gastronomic routes whose flavors are very ancient, above all of them the cheese, prince of the local table.