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"Infiorate" of Spello

Spello from 06/01/2018 to 06/03/2018
Type of event:
  • Art and Culture
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Religious festivals
  • Markets and fairs
  • Exhibit
  • Music

Phone: +39 0742301146

infioratespello.it  
info@infioratespello.it

Description

From 1st to 3rd June 2018, the appointment is in Spello where there are being the "Infiorate", the special flower festival that takes place in occasion of the "Corpus Domini" (on 9th Sunday after Easter, as every year).

The picturesque town annually attracts hundreds of visitors who come from all over Italy and world to admire the splendid "Infiorate", that means carpets and paintings of flowers. Along the floreal city path, about 70 "Infiorate" are generally made, with carpets between 12 and 15 meters of lenght and pictures with a size between 25 and 90 square meters.

A unique characteristic of the event is the choice of using only vegetable items, not treated by chemicals products or preservatives, nor artificial dyes. A magnificent and fragrant show, which fills with wonder and admiration!

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Special Infiorate of Spello 

The floral decorations are made on the eve of the festival, with the execution of the drawings and the painstaking work of deposit and placement of millions and millions of colorful flowers and petals.

The preparation of Infiorate is the most interesting part of the event: it starts in the early afternoon of Saturday - with the staging of the protections and the creation or reproduction of drawings on pavement sections assigned to each group - and it lasts throughout the night, when the "infioratori" (the ones who make the floral decorations) arrange with the maximum precision the petals on the drawings.

And yet they have worked at the preparation of decorations for all the year, with the preliminary stages of research and collection of flowers, followed by selecting and preserving of petals, separated by color.

In particular for the Spring season, teams of "infioratori" from Spello are mobilizing to cross fields and valley of the Umbrian Apennine, especially near to Subasio Mount, and to pick up the petals of flowers needed.

The species of flowers used for the "Infiorate" are numerous: cornflower, rose, carnation, poppy, fennel, iris, broom, elder, daisy, dandelion, thistle, sage, marigold, anemone, magnolia , turnip, sweet acacia, fig, oak, walnut, cypress, pine, wild orchid...

At 11 a.m. on Sunday 18th June, the procession will begin its journey through the city streets. After the passage of the procession led by the Bishop, the procession runs on the beautiful floral decorations. The precious carpets can be now be trampled and they dissolve in the air.

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Infiorate , 2018 Complete Program 

The Infiorate Event involves all the local people, who started some time before to collaborate for ensuring a great show. The town of Spello there are some special events also at the end of May:

  • on Friday 25th May, at 4.00 pm at Palazzo Comunale. "Investiture Ceremony" of special infioratori groups
  • on Sunday 27 th May, at 10.00 am. Opening of Infiorate Museum, with the art works of the hand embroidery competition . Then, award ceremony
  • on Sunday 27 th May, at 4.00 pm, Via Giulia. Opening of the Historical Photo Show by "circolo cinefoto amatori Hispellum"
  • On Sunday 27th May, at 9.00 pm, Piazza Vallegloria. Live Music and entertainment

Here the complete program of the 2018 Edition of  the 3 main days of Infiorate:

 

ON FRIDAY 1sST JUNE 2018

From 10:30 to 12:00 a.m. Infiorate Museum
Lecto Magistralis, local young students will show how to create a Infiorata Art Work (in Italian, English and French)

8:00 p.m. Piazza Kennedy
Kick Off - Installation of the protective structures to realize the "infiorate", between music and tasting of Etica beer, made by elder flowers

8.00 p.m. "Infioratori" Taverns, historical center
Menù based on flowers

 

 

ON SATURDAY 2ND JUNE  2018

10:00 a.m. Public Gardens
Opening of XIth edition of the Flower Market Exhibit “Spello in Fiore”

From 10:30 to 12:00 a.m. Infiorate Museum
Lecto Magistralis, local young students will show how to create a Infiorata Art Work (in Italian, English and French)

12.00 a.m. "Infioratori" Taverns, historical center
Menù based on flowers

4:00 p.m. Historical center
"Infioratori" at work - Starting of works to realize floral carpets and pictures on the streets

8.00 p.m. "Infioratori" Taverns, historical center
Menù based on flowers

8:00 p.m.
InfiorArt - Guided night visits of floral carpets, art sites of the city, special museums including Villa dei Mosaici of Spello (Groups of maximum 40 people, Informations: spello@sistemamuseo.it; tel. 0742301497)

From 9:00 p.m. Historical center

FLOWERS NIGHT WITH … MUSIC, EXHIBITIONS, MUSEUMS, SHOPS AND BARS OPEN ALL THE NIGHT!!

INFIORATA OF GUESTS
In the historical center, there will be an area totally dedicated to guests and visitors. They will have the possibility of helping to realize a work of flowers, together with many local people ("infioratori"). There will be also a special area for children.

 

 

ON SUNDAY 3RD JUNE 2018

06:00 a.m.
InfiorArt - Guided night visits of floral carpets, art sites of the city, special museums including Villa dei Mosaici of Spello (Groups of maximum 40 people, Informations: spello@sistemamuseo.it; tel. 0742301497)

08:00 a.m.
Ending of floral carpets and pictures - Starting of jury selection

08:00 a.m. Piazza della Repubblica
2018 “Infiorate" of Spello

10:00 a.m. Chiesa di San Lorenzo Martire
Holy Mass Celebration - with S.E. Mons. Gualtiero Sigismondi, Bishop of Foligno

11:00 a.m. Exiting from Chiesa di San Lorenzo Martire
Holy Procession of "Corpus Domini"

12.00 a.m. "Infioratori" Taverns, historical center
Menù based on flowers

5:00 p.m.
Waiting for the Awards Ceremony… Live Music

6.00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony of the 57° "Infiorate" Contest 2018

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Becoming "Infioratore" in Spello

Become "Infioratore" just for one day! Thanks to the "Infioratori for a Day" project, you can join the local habitants during works of floral sectioning as well as contributing to the creation of "Infiorate" decorations. For more information, please write to info@infioratespello.it

Also do not miss the most typical and genuine local cuisine at the "Infioratori" Taverns, with various special menu'!

For informations on "Infiorate" of Spello, visit the official event website