Castro Cio Park is the largest flower sea in Italy. It used to be an ancient and huge lake in the Apennines. It covers an area of about 15 square kilometers. Next to it is a small town called Norcia, with only 150 people. It only takes three hours to drive from Rome. This group is the beautiful picture of the middle of July this year, yellow rapeseed, red Yumei, blue cornflower, white chamomile super beautiful!
Castrochio Park has the largest flower sea in Italy, as well as Lavender Flower Sea in Provence, France and Kuckenhov Park in the Netherlands. Flowering season is from May to early July every year. Of course, it will also be adjusted according to season, rainfall and sunshine illumination. Different flower species will have different florescence. Every year Castro holds the annual flower festival, which is a very worthwhile festival! In Castro, you can not only enjoy the sea of flowers, but also all kinds of outdoor activities that dazzle you. You can hike here, experience paragliding, mountain riding, horseback riding and so on. The whole national park is in a valley basin, where hiking is a kind of exotic enjoyment.
When we visited this place is early June and the only colors appear in meadow is green grass and yellow flower. It wasn''t colorful as the picture shown in TA. Maybe July is better time to see the peak of blooming flowers with many colors. However, this plain is surrounded by mountains and hills and field of lentils. We only stop for brief since it doesn''t live up our expectation. If come at the right time, this place is very beautiful.