L’Infiorata di Noto, the famous flower festival in Sicily

Posted by admin on May 4, 2018 in Uncategorized |

The third Sunday of May, annually, Noto, a city and comune in the Province of SyracuseSicily, Italy, greets the spring. For a whole day the charming and beautiful scenery of via Nicolaci becomes a blaze of flowers from vibrant colours!

The Infiorata di Noto, one of the most colourful festivals anywhere in the world, takes place every year over the third weekend of May.

For two and a half days, Via Nicolaci, one of Noto’s many delightful streets, is taken over by local and foreign artists who work together on a set theme to create a kaleidoscopic carpet of petal mosaics using flowers grown especially for the event.

They set up shop and begin work on their allotted pieces of pavement on Friday and the “exhibition” is open to allcomers on Saturday and Sunday.

A variety of other activities, including parades and sideshows, add to the general carnival atmosphere and the delightful, ingenious Baroque palazzi and churches of Noto provide a perfect backdrop.

Monday morning is the day of the town’s children, who are let loose to run through the temporary artworks in a symbolic display of destruction and renewal.

Part celebration of Spring, part homage to Noto’s virtuosic artistic heritage, the festival provides an excellent excuse for a mid-May getaway.

This year the famous l’Infiorata di Noto, with special tribute to China, will take place from 18 until 20 of May.

For more info regarding programs and activities: Infiorata di Noto.

 

 

 

 

Infiorata 2018 photo

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