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Nocera Umbra (Perugia province)

A town of E central Umbria: 43°07N, 12°47E. Altitude: 548 m. Population in 2003: 5900.

[image ALT: Seen thru a leafy foreground, a dense group of multi-story houses on a hill; poking out of it, the pointed stone belfry of a medieval church. It is the city of Nocera Umbra.]

Nocera Umbra — the Roman town of Nuceria Camellaria — is an attractive hilltown on the Via Flaminia on the eastern edge of Umbria, between Foligno (21 km to the south) and Gualdo Tadino (14 km north).

The medieval walled town, its churches and its landmark tower, the pride of Nocera, were severely damaged in the Umbrian earthquakes of September, 1997.

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Nocera and walked the area a few times; and especially since I was in the earthquake in 1997 and one year later went to Nocera to a special concert marking the anniversary and the beginning of reconstruction. In the meanwhile, you may find it useful to read these entries of my diary, which include photos and further links to sites on the town: Sept. 25, 1998 • Sept. 27, 1998

Frazioni

Like most of the comuni in Italy, Nocera includes in its territory some smaller towns and hamlets, of a few hundred inhabitants if that, with a certain administrative identity of their own: as elsewhere in Italy, these are referred to as the frazioni of the comune (singular: frazione, literally a "fraction"): a complete list of them follows. I've been thru a number of them in cars, buses and trains, but very few of them, and quickly. Links to those are to diary entries; any other links are offsite.

Bagnara • Bagni di Nocera • Boschetto • Casaluna • Case Basse • Collerano • Colle • Colle Croce • Colle delle Forche • Cornello • Gaifana • Isola • Lanciano • Maccantone Basso • Mascionchie • Molina • Molinaccio Umbro • Montecchio (not to be confused with the comune by that name, a much larger town in the province of Terni; nor with a small village in the comune of Giano dell' Umbria) • Mosciano • Nocera Scalo • Pertana • Ponte Parrano • Salmareggia • Schiagni • Sorifa • Stravignano • Villa di Postignano • Villa S. Lucia

Similarly Named Town

This Nocera, which is in Umbria (the Roman town of Nuceria Camellaria) should not be confused with Nocera Inferiore, a town of Campania not far from Pompeii (in Roman times, Nuceria Alfaterna), for which see this page and the further link there.


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