This is an amazing flat
green plateau at 1257 metres altitude surrounded by mountains at the
southern end of Monti Sibillini
It is 6 kilometres
across with just one village, Castelluccio at its northern rim.
Access is south from
Visso following minor roads through the mountains or for a more
spectacular approach take the long climb up the winding road from Norcia.
Half way across the plain there is a grass parking area where you
can hire ponies for trekking and also a para- and hang-gliding centre
We stayed there
overnight together with about 10 other motorhomes of all nationalities.
There were also a couple of tents but we didn't see any facilities!
(there is possibly a water tap nearby).
Parking area - Castelluccio in distance
It was so peaceful
that we stayed there for a whole day, with fantastic views and a misty
dawn to add to the experience