A free spectacle in Castelluccio di Norcia
Monti Sibillini National Park
A free spectacle in Castelluccio di Norcia, and what you will find if you go to Norcia in this season to watch the flowering of poppies, cornflowers and lentils. This incredible flowering that takes place every year precisely at the pass, from the provincial road 477, in the Monti Sibillini National Park, you can already glimpse the beauty in the distance. Then you arrive on the Pian Grande and you can admire the spread of a thousand different colours and unique spectacle all over the world. The colours are many but in particular we can see the red of poppies, the blue of cornflowers and the blue of lentils, and the yellow and white of the beautiful daisies. The beautiful colors of the flowers are integrated with the green color of nature, and the meadows that host them.
All this in the shade of Mount Vettore, in the Sibillini Mountains National Park. The flowering this year actually started in mid-June. But thanks to the weather conditions of this year it is still possible to admire this natural spectacle that will perhaps last for a few more days.
Nicola Alemanno, the mayor of Norcia, claims to have witnessed this year’s most beautiful flowering ever, thanks to the favorable temperatures. Even the inhabitants and farmers of the area say they have never seen such a bloom. They are very proud of their territory full of natural beauty in this beautiful Umbrian national park.
Castelluccio is a small village in the municipality of Norcia with only 120 inhabitants. In 2016 this beautiful hamlet was almost destroyed by an earthquake, the bell tower and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta were completely lost. Castelluccio is located in one of the most beautiful and highest Apennines in Italy. To reach the famous Monti Sibillini National Park you have to follow a very beautiful panoramic road.
For this beautiful flowering that takes place every year, there is a festival that has been established. This festival takes place on the third and last Sunday of June. In fact there is not a precise day to admire this enchanting spectacle. The types of flowers that we can find are: gentianelle, daffodils, violets, poppies, buttercups, asphodels, violet Eugeniae, clovers, sorrel and much more.
So you can’t miss this unique show. The Umbria region not only offers this natural event, but also a region full of history and architectural and historical beauty. More famous is its neighboring region and similar as a type of territory, Tuscany. But in the last ten years the Umbria region has also become known internationally for being as beautiful as Tuscany but at the same time quieter and in the summer less populated by hundreds of tourists.