Every year, the Pian Grande of Castelluccio di Norcia comes alive with one of the world's greatest spectacles of nature.
Between the beginning of June and the end of July, it is possible to enjoy an unforgettable multi-sensory experience: poppies, cornflowers, daisies, violets, lentils, daffodils, gentians and many other spontaneous species create a marvellous mosaic of colourful beauty and heady scents. The small, delicate white flower with light purple hues is the star of this enchantment: the lentil. Called 'Lénta' by the residents of Castelluccio, it is the quintessential product representative of the town. The local farmers, in order to preserve the fields and avoid using pesticides for cultivation, have always allowed other plants to thrive in the soil, reaping many benefits. It is in this way that, while waiting for the lentils to grow, spontaneous plants renew themselves and bloom, giving life to a unique floral spectacle in the world.