La lenticchia di Castelluccio di Norcia IGP
Valuable and unique because of its small size and unmistakable flavor, it is grown on the Karst Plains of Castelluccio di Norcia, about 20 square kilometers of land at an altitude of about 1,500 meters, within the Monti Sibillini National Park.
The harsh climatic conditions in which it grows mean that no treatment is needed for storage. It is a very ancient legume: seeds of this crop have been found in Neolithic tombs dating back to 3000 BC.
The Lenticchia di Castelluccio di Norcia IGP is one of the protagonists of the famous "flowering" of the Castelluccio plains, a natural event that between late May and July offers an evocative spectacle of colors and scents.
Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Piani di Castelluccio di Norcia to witness the phenomenon; however, not everyone knows that, among the colorful inflorescences that embellish the Pian Grande, the white ones with light blue hues hide a secret.