The Colorful Blooms of Castelluccio, Italy (14 photos)

In central Italy, the small village of Castelluccio sits atop a hill overlooking the Piano Grande—a broad basin surrounded by the Sibillini Mountains—where fields of lentils and poppies bloom every year, carpeting the landscape with a colorful quilt of blossoming flowers. Every summer the phenomenon is viewed by thousands of tourists, and this year, photographers Antonio Masiello and Tiziana Fabi visited as well, sending back these photos.

A view of fields of blooming lentils and poppies during the annual blossom, on July 3, 2020, in Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy. Castelluccio is a small village that lies in the “Parco nazionale dei Monti Sibillini” in the Italian Umbria region where the prized “lenticchia di Castelluccio di Norcia IGP” is grown. Damage is still visible in the village, affected by the earthquake in October of 2016.

Antonio Masiello / Getty)

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