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Between Umbria and Marche: Castelluccio and the Apennine table land

Between Umbria and Marche: Castelluccio and the Apennine table land | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

We were back in the Monti Sibillini today visiting the tiny village of Castelluccio. Castelluccio is an undistinguished village but notable both for being the highest inhabited village in the Apennines and for being on the edge of Piano Grande a high plain covered in wild flowers in May and June. It is a very beautiful spot.

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Castelluccio to Ascoli Piceno

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As we pack up, we watch the sun rise over the Piano Grande - a magnificent view from our window.
We are the only guests, and a table is set for us when we go down. Breakfast is nice cakes, little containers of honey jam and butter, and bowls of what I understood to be sheep's milk cream, last time I was here, but it is actually ricotta made from sheep's milk. Delicious! Tastes like light clotted cream. It is a good thing, thing we are not doing much climbing today.
By the time we mount our bikes to leave, it is freezing, and as we speed down to the plain, I fancy flakes of snow are brushing my face. All of the peaks around us have been dusted with snow, and it is not all that far above us. On the way to the Forca di Presta, the pass on the Adriatic side of the plain, we encounter a flock of sheep crossing the road, with shepherd and dogs. As we climb towards the Forca, there are great view across the plain to Castelluccio, behind us. [...]

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Between Umbria and Le Marche - The lentil fields of Castelluccio

Between Umbria and Le Marche - The lentil fields of Castelluccio | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Despite being some 1500 metres above sea level, Castelluccio is known throughout Italy for its lentil harvest. The lentil fields are laid out all round village. The crop is planted when the snows melt in March and typically harvested in early August.

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Nature in all her dazzling beauty: Stunning new landscape photos capture the breath-taking countryside of Italy (Le Marche) ...

Nature in all her dazzling beauty: Stunning new landscape photos capture the breath-taking countryside of Italy (Le Marche) ... | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Nature in all her dazzling beauty: Stunning new landscape photos capture the breath-taking countryside of Le Marche
Italian photographer Alessio Andreani captured beautiful shots of the European landscapes for a series of images
The 25-year-old says he often had 'only a few seconds' to capture the shot he wanted as the sun rose or went down
From the crisp, snow clad mountains to vivid bright blue seas, these breath-taking photographs capture the raw and arresting beauty of the natural landscape.
With subjects ranging from the morning sunrise to the dazzling night sky, the images - all of which were taken in France and Italy - catch these calm and tranquil settings in all their glory.
This picture, showing the Sibillini Mountains in Italy, was taken by photographer Alessio Andreani as part of a series of landscape shots taken throughout France and Italy
The awe-inspiring shots, taken throughout 2012, also manage to display the changing colours of the mountains and lakes, from oranges to yellows and purples to blues.
Mr Andreani, 25, who is from Italy, says he feels a 'strong link with the land where I live'.
He added: 'The sun has a massive impact on how the photographs will turn out; it is like one big flame of light.
'Whilst photographing a lot of these images, I had only a few seconds to get the exact capture I needed, as the sun moves so quickly at sunrise.'
The stunning photographs of greenery were taken in the town of Castelluccio di Norcia and in the hills near Recanati in Italy, showing the landscape off to its best advantage.
Mr Andreani, who was born in Loreto, said: 'Taking these photographs of the vast countryside was very relaxing for me; I was able to just walk and enjoy the moment.'
The images of the calm and eerie night sky were also taken in Italy in Mount Argentella and capture the Milky Way above the same town.
Mr Andreani added: 'It was very quiet during the taking of these photographs, and because there was no moon, there were only the stars to light up the sky, making it seem so dark.'
In stark contrast to the pictures taken at night are the shots showing the precise moments of sunrise, which were taken at various places including Monte Conero and Tellaro in Italy, and Cannes in France.

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