Castelluccio is a pretty little town, perched on the edge of a natural bowl, high in the Sibillini mountains. Famous for its Lentil fields, which are a riot of colour in May and June making the plain look like a natural Kaliedescope when viewed from above. The restaurants specialise in Cinghiali, or wild boar, which is hunted locally as they are considered a pest by the farmers whose crops they ravage.
The “monotony” is broken between late May and early July of each year through the spectacle of nature (the case was never more appropriate for such an idiomatic expression, called “The Fiorita” or “The Fioritura” (The Flowering) of Castelluccio di Norcia. When the flowers bloom the plateau bursting with colors, with shades ranging from yellow ocher to red, from violet to white. For example, you can enjoy lentils (cultivated and proper to Castelluccio), gentianella, poppies, narcissuses, violets, asphodels, Eugeniae violet, clovers, oxalis and many more. And if you decide to take a walk in this “natural mosaic”, maybe you will be lucky and you will watch some gazelles and roe deers
The best way to view the fields of Castelluccio is from one of the restaurants which cling to the edge of the mountain, or for the more sporty minded, from a paraglider. You can bring your own, or hire one from the local flying school, or if it’s your first time, fly in tandem with one of the teachers. If this isn’t enough, go trekking on horseback, walking, biking or how about White Water Rafting?