Castelluccio

Castelluccio, Umbria: Address, Phone Number, Castelluccio Reviews: 4.5/5

Castelluccio
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This part of Italy between Assisi and Pescara is off the beaten track, but filled with great outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding and hang gliding.
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Roseglobe
italy524 contributions
Friends
Imagine walking inside a Monet painting. Going to the Castelluccio valley when the flowers are in blossom is quite like entering an Impressionist masterpiece. Colours are stunning and the place is peaceful. The only crowded area was close to the village where bars and shops attracted visitors but the rest of the (hot) stroll was almost solitary. A stop for a slice of ham or other refreshments is appreciated. In the blossom period cars cannot reach Castelluccio but useful buses can be booked, close to large parking areas
Written July 31, 2022
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tvinar
Bratislava, Slovakia1 contribution
Couples
Castelluccio, which was inaccessible due to the 2016 earthquakes, can now again be accessed. The road from Norcia is open daily 6am to 10pm, the road through Forca di Presta is still officially limited to emergency and special permit vehicles. It is amazing that even with the severe earthquake damage, the locals have managed to set up a store and a restaurant (with an excellent lentil dish), and the views of the plains and the surrounding mountains are stunning.
Written July 19, 2017
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Johndot_12
Salisbury, UK308 contributions
Family
I returned to Castellucio again this summer for a long hike in the surrounding hills. It was the bank holiday weekend, so a tad busy. Notwithstanding that, you will always find a place to park, just requires a bit of patience. The town is magical to me because of its defiant setting perched on a small hill, dwarfed by the mountain ridge to the east.
If you visit Umbria it should be a place you must visit, with the added attraction of the Piano Grande, the 8km plain below, skirted with strip fields and arrays of flowers earlier in the year.
Sadly the whole area had a thorough shaking during the recent earth tremors, centred nearby in the Tronto valley. So sad. There has been some damage to Castellucio, but it is safe to visit the area and you should do so in order to keep their local economy afloat.
Written September 15, 2016
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Anushka L
Sydney, Australia29 contributions
Couples
On a whim we decided to visit Castelluccio while in Umbria. And so glad we did! The car GPS took us through the route which was "officially" closed, so we ended up doing a circular route instead of doubling back through Norcia/Spoleto. It was a bit dicey, the road was half blocked by earthslips etc. Probably won't do it again, but it saved us time.

Now about Castelluccio...wow, that place has to be seen to be believed, towering mountains and that broad, flat plains which is the valley. Makes us humans feel so insignificant amongst the might of nature. So glad we did this, and would recommend anyone in Umbria to go have a look. It's a change from the normal Umbrian countryside and the little villages, but what a change!
Written June 6, 2018
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linglese
Fermo, Italy339 contributions
Solo
Just one of those places in the world that haunts your thoughts. Very remote. Very very beautiful. We live in a wonderful area for motorbikes, an hour from sea to snow, from the Adriatic to the Appenines and in the Appenines this is a lovely destination if you are biking.
Written January 18, 2015
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Thrust v
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic85 contributions
Family
It is very heartbreaking to see the town completely destroyed by the earthquake. But the plains are worth seeing anyway. The best would be if you had a mountain bike, motorbike or a convertible, if you don't, you can appreciate horse rental service down below the town. But you don't need to. Just make sure you see all the plains, Pian Piccoló is a bit hidden and you need to walk a bit to see it. It is acccessible from the road from Norcia, right after you reach the mountain pass from Norcia, go right through a forrest to a big camper parking, leave your car there and walk a dirt road up the hill(cca 500m of light walk, you don't need touristic boots). You will be greeted by a great view of Castellucio with its plain Piano Grande and also the hidden small Pian Piccoló. Also, don't go there wearing slippers or flip-flops, wear enclosed shoes, the plains are full of thistles(you don't need touristic boots, just something to protect you from thistles).
Written August 21, 2018
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AnFina
Pittsburgh, PA6 contributions
Family
This tiny town was a highlight of our trip to Italy! We were lucky to have family from Rome take us here and I fell in love. We met more relatives who live in Castellucio and it was a great experience. The scenery is unlike anything I've experienced and the town is a quiet change from the busy streets of Rome. The residents are warm and inviting and the pace is slow and leisurely. I highly recommend at least a day trip if you find yourself in the area! Bring some comfortable shoes because the best views require some walking.
Written January 30, 2016
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
Friends
The little village, the highest settlement in the Apennines situated at 1452 meters, was completely destroyed in the fierce earthquakes in 2016 and 2017, forcing the evacuation of the inhabitants and total closure of the village itself. All we can do is come to offer our support by buying some of the local products from the mobile stands. It is a tragic and heartbreaking sight today...
Written October 23, 2018
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dycallas
Ellicott City, MD1 contribution
Friends
Returned this year at the end of June - hoping to see the fields of lentils in full bloom - almost! Fields of poppies dotted with blue and white were stunning. Stop on the road and admire the view of Castellucio in the distance - and look for the trees that were planted to make the shape of Italy. Eat at Taverna Castelluccio (book) and enjoy good food and amazing views. Worth a visit at any time!
Written August 7, 2016
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mariyahummingbird
Los Angeles73 contributions
Solo
You have to come here at a right time, when all the flowers are in bloom, probably from the beginning of May till August. If you do come, you will be shocked by the beauty, fields and fields of poppies, chamomiles and other flowers. It is a place to replenish your energy, smell the flowers and hear the buzzing noise of bees collecting nectar.
Don't be lazy driving here, it is WORTH IT!!!!
Written August 13, 2015
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