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"Infiorate" of Spello

Spello from 06/09/2017 to 06/18/2017
Type of event:
  • Art and Culture
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Religious festivals
  • Markets and fairs
  • Exhibit
  • Music

Phone: +39 0742301146

infioratespello.it  
info@infioratespello.it

Description

On 17th and 18th June 2017, 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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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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Here the complete program of the 2017 edition of "Infiorate":

 

ON FRIDAY 9th JUNE 2017
4:00 p.m. Sala dell’Editto, Palazzo Comunale
Opening ceremony with the Special Groups of children of the "Accademia dei Boccioli" and with the local young students.

ON SATURDAY 10 June 2017
4:00 p.m. Via Giulia
Inauguration of Historical Photos Exhibition - Organized by Circolo Cinefoto Amatori Hispellum
9:00 p.m. Piazza della Repubblica
M’Ama Non M’Ama (groups of "infioratori" get together to select flowers)
Live music, animation and games for children... Tasting of Etica beer, made by elder flowers

ON SUNDAY 11th June 2017
10:00 a.m. "Infiorate" Museum, Piazza della Repubblica
Opening of "Infiorate" Museum - Inside the museum you will find works of the embroidery contest “Embroider Flower and…”
4:00 p.m. "Infiorate" Museum, Piazza della Repubblica
Awards Ceremony of the contests “Embroider Flower and...”

ON THURSDAY 15th June 2017
6:30 p.m. Chiesa S. Maria Maddalena
Holy Mass Celebration of "Infioratori"

ON FRIDAY 16th June 2017
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 17th  June 2017
10:00 a.m. Public Gardens
Opening of Xth edition of the Flower Market Exhibit “Spello in Fiore”
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
9:00 p.m.
InfiorArt - Guided night visits of art sites of the city and of floral carpets (Groups of maximum 50 people, Informations: spello@sistemamuseo.it; cultura@comune.spello.pg.it; tel. 0742301497 / 0742300034-39)
From 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Special Night Opening of Pinacoteca Civica of Spello
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"). This year, there will be also a special area for children, where they will create the floral works with the painter and therapist Pietro RICCI.

 

ON SUNDAY 18th June 2017
06:30 a.m.
InfiorArt - Guided night visits of art sites of the city and of floral carpets (Groups of maximum 50 people, Informations: spello@sistemamuseo.it; cultura@comune.spello.pg.it; tel. 0742301497 / 0742300034-39)
08:00 a.m.
Ending of floral carpets and pictures - Starting of jury selection
08:00 a.m. Piazza della Repubblica
2017 “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
6.30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony of the 56° "Infiorate" Contest

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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