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La fioritura di Castelluccio di Norcia

Castelluccio Flowering

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.

When to go:

Unfortunately, it is only possible to make a general prediction about the timing of the flowering, as it all depends on the climatic conditions of the season. Snow, rain, temperature, and sunshine are the true architects of the calendar, and for only a few weeks, you can appreciate and savor the beauty of the blooming, which produces unique and unrepeatable colorful shades and hues every year.

The flowering has become a beloved natural and cultural event; to experience it at its best, it is advisable to choose weekdays and avoid weekends.

What to do:

In respect of nature and its uniqueness, to capture the stunning blooms, try to stay along the nearby trails and avoid entering cultivated fields in order to avoid trampling the flowers. The Castelluccio plateau opens the doors to unique places where you can engage in a wide range of activities: hiking, trekking (including with mules), mountain biking, bird-watching, rafting, hang gliding, and paragliding.

Highly trained guides can accompany you in discovering these unparalleled places, immersing yourself in the tranquility and marvels of the Sibillini Mountains.

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