Visitors to Umbria’s Piano Grande in spring might also be lucky enough to spot snakes’ head fritillaries. “One of Europe’s finest upland plains, it situated above 4,000ft, ringed by mountains,” says Tim Jepson, our Italy expert. “In late May and early June it is renowned for its extraordinary floral displays: swathes of wild crocuses one week, narcissi the next, grape hyacinth, wild tulips, poppies, thousands of orchids and rarities such as snakes’ head fritillaries, among many others.”
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