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Castelluccio di Norcia Umbria Region Private Tours
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Castelluccio di Norcia Umbria Region Private Tours

Castelluccio di Norcia

Cities and Towns in Umbria

Castelluccio di Norcia is a village in the region of Umbria located in the Appenine mountains, which is the mountain chain which runs through all of central Italy.  It is situated at  1452 m, making it the highest settlement in the Apennines.
 
The village itself is located above the "Great Plain" (Piano Grande - 1270 m), next to the Monti Sibillini National Park and is said to date back to 13th century or even slightly earlier, and is thought to have been settled by the Romans.
 
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.
 
This is an incredible area of Italy to visit, making for excellent photographs.  The roads are challenging getting up here, however it is well worth it and we highly recommend this experience.
 
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Dear Guiseppe and Jesse,
We just returned from our most wonderful vacation to Italy and wanted to first thank you for putting together such a wonderful trip, and second to provide some feedback for the future.

Hotels
1. Hotel Sovestro in San Gimignano was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and helpful and made the first portion of our journey very stress free. They made us feel like we were part of their family. I would recommend it to anyone and would specifically ask for it if we were to make a return visit.

2. Hotel La Baia in Monterosso was nice and it's location was very good especially for us older folks humping luggage from/to the train station.

3. Hotel Lucchesi in Florence- what can I say expect FANTASTIC. The rooftop view at sunset is well worth it. Again very friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend it to everyone.

Wine Tour
Money well spent. We had a great time overall. The driver Mario was OUTSTANDING. He had lots of local knowledge as well as about winemaking. USE HIM AGAIN!!!

The various wineries we visited on tour:
Altesino- fantastic and they were not cheap on their pouring. Great experience.
Azienda Agricola Patrizia Cencion Sloaria- Again a great tour by one of the owner's daughters. We felt like we were the only thing on their mind although there were other customers there. A great way to complete the day.

Again we had a fantastic time and are very appreciative of everything you booked for us. We wish you continued success and if our travels should bring us back to Italy, we know who to call.

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