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Castelluccio of Norcia

The roof of the Apennines.

Castelluccio of Norcia

A few kilometres from Preci, in the heart of the Monti Sibillini national park, you can visit Castelluccio, which is one of the most beautiful and famous plateaus in the whole of Europe. It is a place of remarkable environmental and naturalistic value. Also, it is an ideal starting point for excursions on the Monte Vettore (2476 m.). Particularly fascinating in June when the lentil blooms and the colours make the Castelluccio plateau inimitable for its scenery. The Castelluccio plateau is well known in Europe for hang gliding and paragliding as this is a perfect place for flying and for enjoying a unique panorama in quietest environment you can hope for.

Un anno a Castelluccio

At the feet of the Monte Vettore there is the “Lago di Pilato”, which has been famous since ancient times. According to popular traditions this was a “maledetto” (“damned”) lake because the body of Pilate was supposedly thrown into it whereas today it is important from an environmental viewpoint because it is the only place in the world where you can still find the “chirocefalo of the Marchesoni”, a small shellfish that swims with its belly up

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