Floral wonders take the stage in many an Umbrian festival: in the medieval street theater of Assiisi’ medieval May festival in Assisi, Calendimaggio, floral themes are key.
In Spello’s astounding Infiorate festival (sixty days after Easter), astounding floral tapestries star.
Look up as you stroll the medieval backstreets of Umbrian hill towns from spring to fall to see the chromatic majesty of the “hanging gardens” adorning balconies and doorway entries.
But Madre Natura puts on the greatest floral spectacle of the entire region of Umbria in late June/early July on the Piano Grande (“Great Plain”) fanning out below the tiny medieval hill town of Castelluccio di Norcia.
Brilliant yellow rapeseed, fiery red poppies and sky-blue cornflowers border the fields of Castelluccio’s famous tiny lentils creating a kaleidoscopic patchwork which no camera can capture.
I caught a shot of Pino before the wonders and though I can’t do “selfies,” I had to try – so that I’ll always remember that we were there. We lived the majesty.
Read more on Castelluccio and the flowerings of the Piano Grande
Read about nearby Norcia
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