Castelluccio flowering, between the last decade of June and the first decade of July.
Castelluccio di Norcia is a small village at 1450 meters above sea level about 30 km from Norcia, also called the roof of Umbria because of its location, it is placed on top of a hill that rises on the plateau of the same name. The Plain of Castelluccio whose extension is about 15 km² consists of Pian Grande, Pian Piccolo and Pian Perduto.
The flowering of Castelluccio di Norcia, which occurs once a year in the period between June and July, is an event not to be missed. An explosion of colors that will leave you breathless. The beauty of nature manifests itself to us in the form of hues and wonderful colors. Along with the lentil flowers, cornflowers, gentians, daisies, daffodils, poppies, buttercups, violets and numerous other species bloom at the same time. Lentil, called “slow” by locals, is the representative product par excellence that is grown in Castelluccio. It is an annual plant that is sown after the snowpack melts and whose flowering occurs between the months of May and July.
During the summer, the surrounding mountains offer numerous trails for trekkers and cyclists. In the winter period, on the other hand, the Castelluccio Plain becomes a place of play and recreation for children, cross-country skiers and snowshoeing enthusiasts. The shepherds who spend their days on the plain are accustomed to see hang gliding and paragliding enthusiasts circling in the sky, here they find their ideal place to twirl and admire from above one of the most beautiful landscapes of the ‘Apennines. As you can see from the photos it is a magical place, it almost seems to be inside a Monet painting!