The village of Scheggino and the Truffle Museum

There is a special geography of the heart that makes certain places so familiar and reassuring that pleasure is enormous every time you come back.

The village of Scheggino, just 15 minutes from Ferentillo and the guest house, is undoubtedly the ideal place for walks along the small streets and stairways of the perched village as much as the perfect setting in which to seek summer refreshment along the rich canal of spring waters and aquatic vegetation fed by the sources of Valcasana.

The ruins of the medieval castle, with its typical triangular-shaped fortification, overlooks the village: below, the waters of the Nera river touch the houses and the shores covered with soft grass.

Vista di Scheggino

In the historical center it is possible to visit the Church of San Nicola from the 13th century which was restored in 1500 and which houses valuable frescoes attributable to the painter Giovanni di Pietro called Lo Spagna.
At each return, there is also the pleasure to discover new aspects and corners not yet explored like, on this occasion, the Truffle Museum Urbani.

Giornale d’epoca

The village is inextricably linked to the truffle: it houses an interesting and completely free museum dedicated to the black gold of Valnerina strongly desired by the Urbani family that for generations has been involved in the processing and marketing of truffles.

The museum, opened in 2012, is located in the first production plant founded by Paolo Urbani at the end of the 19th century and houses not only a collection of tools used in the past for processing and marketing this product but also a very personal collection of testimonies , fragments of life and history of a family filtered through black and white photographs, personal correspondence, newspaper pages, hand written invoices and archival documents. Inside there is also a small and neat corner dedicated to the sale of fresh and processed truffles.



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