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The village of Castelluccio belongs to the municipality of Norcia, in the province of Perugia, region Umbria.
Castelluccio is a village in Umbria, in the Apennine Mountains of central Italy. Administratively, it is a frazione of the ca. 28 km distant town Norcia.
The village lies at 1452 m, making it the highest settlement in the Apennines. It lies above the "Great Plain" (Piano Grande - 1270 m), next to the Monti Sibillini National Park.
Rain and meltwater accumulate on the surface of the plain, which is made of largely impermeable sediments. The greenish ditches drain the water towards openings called ponors, which are part of the karstic underground drainage system. If the karst drainage is blocked for any reason, water backs up and turns the plain into a temporary lake.

Castelluccio is the highest village in the Appennine Mountains at 5,000 feet above sea level. It is a charming hamlet with lovely squares that offer spectacular views over the mountains and colored fields that blossom with violets and red poppies. The best time of the year to visit Castelluccio is in spring, from late May to early June.

Castelluccio di Norcia is more than a simple little Umbrian town. Castelluccio is an emotion, a magic place where men and nature blend themselves and find their harmony.

The frame in which the town is nestled speaks for itself: Castelluccio di Norcia is located in the heart of Valnerina, inside the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini (Mounts Sibillini National Park). It is situated at an altitude of 1452 meters and at a distance of few kilometers (about 28) from Norcia (PG), on the top of an hill in the middle of a large plateau.

A beautiful day and an enthusiasm for walking: ever thought of taking a trip in the environs of Norcia? The town, whose ancient name is Nursia, is located between the two rivers of Sordo and Torbidone. In Roman times, it was a politically very relevant place.

Castelluccio è una frazione del comune di Norcia (PG) in Umbria, uno dei centri abitati più elevati dell'Appennino.

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