4 Italian Locations to visit in Springtime!

Spring begins, perhaps the most loved season by Italians. The days are getting longer, the climate is mild, it's not too cold but not too hot either. The sun forcefully makes its way through the clouds. Spring is also known as the season of flowers, tulips, camellias, cherry trees, lilies, violets, daffodils and many other floral species sprout from the ground. The buds sprout, giving life to plays of shades, natural mosaics and coloured carpets that decorate parks and gardens throughout Italy.

Sigurtà Garden Park - Valeggio sul Mincio

Spring is approaching and with it it's time to start organizing trips outside the city to go and see some of the most beautiful blooms in our country. We have collected 10 unmissable places starting from the Sigurtà Garden Park (in the photo) located in Valeggio sul Mincio, in the province of Verona. Why is it worth it? Because in spring, everything is flowering and the design is a masterpiece. It even won the prize for the most beautiful park in Italy in 2013 and second most beautiful park in Europe in 2015. The Borghetto of Valeggio sul Mincio is certainly the best-known hamlet  – with its recent inclusion in the Club of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

This small village, born in symbiosis with the Mincio river and characterized by ancient fortifications dating back to the medieval period, owes its charm to the harmonious relationship that history and nature have preserved almost intact over the centuries and today represents an urban "unique" to visit at least once in a lifetime.

Castelluccio di Norcia

Certainly Castelluccio di Norcia in the province of Perugia could not be missing which, without a shadow of a doubt, in late spring offers one of the most suggestive blooming landscapes that exist: lentil flowers, cornflowers, gentians, daisies, daffodils, poppies, buttercups, violets and other numerous floral species blossom at the same time transforming this expanse countryside into a vast multitude of colours. Castelluccio di Norcia has long been recognized internationally as the homeland of outdoor sports, the number of activities that take place in the Castelluccio area is incredible. Castelluccio has become a reference point, in the Monti Sibillini Park, for hikers, skiers, hang gliders, cyclists for decades, in recent years with the emergence of new specialties snowshoeing, surviving, arching, mountain biking, bird-watching, orienteering, trekking with mules each practitioner has found his place in this beautiful landscape. Monte Vettore the highest peak of the Monti Sibillini Park.

Valley of the Temples - Agrigento

Then again the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento where a small miracle takes place: the almond trees blossom, giving an amazing show, which can be admired even before the arrival of Spring. From the 5th to 12th of March the  "Mandorlo in Fiore" Festival was held in the Valley of the Temples. With the aim to spread messages of hope and harmony from the city where it has stood for centuries the Temple of Concordia.

Villa Taranto - Verbania

No less impressive is Spring at Villa Taranto, in Verbania, in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. A place with so many plants and flowers that it manages to take you on a journey through distant countries. In 1931 the Scottish Captain Neil Mc Eacharn decided to buy the estate called “La Crocetta” from the Marquise of Sant’Elia to transform it into a specimen of English Garden, situated in a strip of Italy which could remind him of his native Scotland, though it has more softness and wealth of tones. When visiting the gardens, one can find dream landscapes and captivating reflections in the water of mysterious flowers, sacred to Egyptian mythology. From the romantic Valletta to the carpets of heathers, from the hot-houses with the “Victoria Amazonica” to the Azalea, Maple, Rhododendron and Camellia avenues, from the rare lilies and the gardens of Dahlias with more than 300 varieties to the myriad hues of spring blooms, against the background of the Italian Garden.

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