Spina is a small village in the green heart of Umbria. It is divided into two different centres: the first one, New Spina, is situated in the district of Campello sul Clitunno, 800 mt on the sea level, and it is famous for the ancient Church of St. Marco and St. Lorenzo. The second one, Old Spina, is known because of the ancient castle built between the XII and the XIII century.
The environment of this territory is extremely rich. In fact, the area is characterisedby woods of beech trees, live oaks and pines. Moreover, wild cats, wolves, wild cats, porcupines, golden eagles, wild boar, peregrine falcons and sparrowhawks populate the hills surrounding the village.
Truffle and typical products town festival will take place from 4th to 13th August 2006 in New Spina. This event (XXIII edition) has become a very important meeting point for both inhabitants and tourists. Every year about 7/8.000 people enjoy the festival thanks to a large and well organised structure.
The festival is dedicated to the truffle since this area products a lot of this delicious and valuable product. On this occasion you can taste genuine pasta or local lamb dressed with truffle sauce.
Pro Loco Spina, with more than 20 years of activity, is a Cultural Association born to protect places, tradition and cultural roots of this small village. Its attention is particularly focused on the Truffle Festival which is considered a continuation of the ancient local tradition of this territory.
Today, also thanks to the Association’s work, people come from Umbria and even from Rome in order to visit the village and enjoy thecharacteristic atmosphere of the festival.
Cultural Association Pro Loco La Spina
frazione Spina Nuova n°1
06040 Campello sul Clitunno (Pg)
Phone. 0743.276181 – Mobile. 333.2950005