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Norcia has always seen lots of pilgrims, in town for Benedict and trips to Assisi and Loreto in Le Marche for the house of the Virgin. But these days its accommodation is under pressure from growing numbers of casual visitors, so it makes sense to book rooms well in advance, especially from June to August. Prices tend to go up at summer weekends. You should also book ahead during the truffle festival, between the last weekend in February and the first weekend in March.