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On the path of Saint Frencis: Castelluccio
A tiny village perched on a small mount
Italia Slow Tour in Castelluccio di Norcia, in the region Umbria, very centre of Italy. Castelluccio is a tiny village perched on a small mount overlooking the Great Plain. Only 12 people live there in winter!
Let’s wander around, paying attention to the walls: Castelluccio is renowned for its graffiti, in the past anything that occurred was written on the walls. Once upon a time these writings were everywhere and they had to be written in rhyme! So peculiar!
Video full text: Castelluccio di Norcia
I really like your sheep. How many do you have?
A hundred and fifty.
But it’s the sheep dog that does all the work!
It can make them turn and go back in the direction they came from. It’s incredible.
The header dog we see here costs €10,000.
It does everything.
Just like Babe, the piglet that in the movie had to head the sheep as dogs do.
I’ve arrived in Castelluccio all sweaty and hot.
The village is perched on a small mount overlooking the Great Plain.
The water originates from these hills!
This is how they used to accompany a bride to the church.
Playing the concertina and the tambourine.
But weddings in Castelluccio are rare occurrences these days.
Only 12 people live here in winter.
I commute, returning to Norcia in the evening.
Amerigo is one of Castelluccio’s 12 inhabitants.
He is an expert in the legends and traditions of this area.
We’re in an osteria that’s been refurbished to look like taverns of bygone times.
Castelluccio is renowned for its graffiti.
In the past anything that occurred was written on the walls.
Once upon a time these writings were everywhere.
But they had to be written in rhyme.