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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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
A heartbreaking sight
Sep 2018 • 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 23 October 2018
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Monique B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands15 contributions
Castelluccio can not be reached!
Sep 2018 • Friends
The road is closed! All the villages in the park are still shattered. Everything is closed. The road is beautiful though
Written 6 September 2018
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Thrust v
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic85 contributions
Awesome place
Jul 2018 • 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 21 August 2018
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Anushka L
Sydney, Australia29 contributions
Beautiful, breathtaking area!
Jun 2018 • 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 6 June 2018
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tvinar
Bratislava, Slovakia1 contribution
Castelluccio open again
Jul 2017 • 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 19 July 2017
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Johndot_12
Salisbury, UK308 contributions
Walking glory pre earthquake nearby
Aug 2016 • 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 15 September 2016
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dycallas
Ellicott City, MD1 contribution
Castellucio and lentils
Jun 2016 • 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 7 August 2016
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Konstantin S
3 contributions
impressive flower festival - 2nd week of July 2016
Jul 2016
We were passing Castelluccio on the way from San Benedetto to Perugia. Took the road which goes on foot of the Monte Vettore. Driving there is obviously a fun, and requires 100% attention all the time. After passing by the mountain, we've got spectacular view of the Castelluccio valley covered by flowers of different colors. Very impressive. The scent is unforgettable!
Written 25 July 2016
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AnFina
Pittsburgh, PA6 contributions
Breath taking views!!
Jul 2015 • 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 30 January 2016
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Rose
Seattle, WA169 contributions
Almost Magical
Sep 2015
Remote village north of Norcia in the mountains where legumes grown in the valley. Recently revisited after our first visit several years ago in the springtime. Each season is vastly different. Wonderful to watch the sheep and shepherds. Excellent for hiking.
Written 6 October 2015
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