Norcia – recovering from the quake

Norcia 1The beautiful city of Norcia, in the mountains in the east of Umbria, suffered terribly in the earthquake in 2016, and remains scarred.  In St Benedict’s Square, what remains of the his Basilica is held up by scaffolding, and next to it the beautiful tower of the town hall is dangerously cracked and bound together. And everywhere, modern buildings, too, lie in ruins behind wire and ‘no-entry’ signs.

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Yet Norcia wants to be again ‘open for business’ to tourists, and I would recommend a visit to that lovely, but devastated part of Italy. It’s charm remains, even through the scars. And outside the city the fields and mountains are as beautiful as ever…

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