Now head into the heart of the Valnerina: Vallo di Nera sits on a hillock overlooking the valley carved by the Nera river. Many of the old watch towers have become homes. As you walk along the narrow streets and over steep stairs, don't forget to see the Church of Santa Maria, with its adjacent convent and cloister. It contains several old frescoes, in the area of the apse are those done by Cola di Pietro da Camerino and by Francesco di Antonio.
Then visit Sant'Anatolia di Narco, the town of hemp known for its ancient agricultural traditions, relics of which can be admired in the Museo della Canapa, or Hemp Museum. As you walk within the walls of this little town, make sure you stop to admire Palazzo Ducari, with the votive fresco depicting the Madonna and Child dated 1474.
After this fascinating, but perhaps tiring, tour, stop and get your energy back sampling a dish featuring the ‘king of the dinner table' typical of this area: black truffles.