Infiorate di Spello

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Infiorate di Spello
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Ben W
Brisbane Region, Australia24 contributions
Spello-the most beautiful village in Italy
Jun 2019
If you happen to be in Tuscany or Umbria visit Spello. We went in the week before the Infoirate di Spello. This is a flower and art festival that is held once a year. Flower petals are used to make mosaics that are displayed on the streets. It is the largest flower and art festival in Europe. stay in the old town. We witnessed the preparation which was awesome.
Written 30 July 2019
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TM G
Corona, CA165 contributions
Just Stay Home
Jun 2019 • Family
Some important timelines to this thing:
1. Come before 7 am.
2. Leave before 9 am.

Because even if the procession starts at 11 am, from 9 -11 am, Spello is bedlam. No availability for parking, toilets, or trash disposal. Every Italian on the peninsula is there. Plus a bunch of tourists. And they are all standing in the middle of the street looking at the flower displays and blocking both pedestrian and car traffic.

Okay, the flower displays (most of them) are truly magnificent. But unless your idea of a good time is standing in a crowd of people, fearing for your safety, while being elbowed in the stomach by an Italian grandmother trying to worm her way to the front - just stay home.
Written 23 June 2019
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Anetday
13 contributions
Amazing!
Jul 2017
The Infiorata was the most stunning festival we’ve ever seen. We helped pick flower petals leading up to the festival last June and will never ever forget the beauty of the town and its people.
Written 18 June 2018
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Ray B
Saint Helens, OR589 contributions
The world's greatest flower-art festival
Jun 2017 • Couples
Once a year Spello hosts the largest flower-art festival in all of Europe. Teams for all over come to show off their skills in creating amazing works of art using only the petals of flowers. Teams arrive on Saturday and begin cutting the flowers and laying out their designs on the pavement. It's an all-night effort with amazing results on the following day. Teams must have their work completed by mid-morning on Sunday. As a visitor, I would recommend getting up early before the crowds arrive and touring the village to view the several dozen works of art. Scaffolding and canopies may still be up in the early hours, but they are to be taken down in time for the celebration of Corpus Domine, and the religous procession in the early afternoon. Be aware the village will be packed with people in the afternoon. So plan on being there well before noon. By Sunday evening these murals have been pretty much ruined by the wind, the procession, and the crowds. However the beauty of this amazing village endures through the summer in the over 100 homes that have potted flowers and plants decorating the narrow lanes. Spello is a village of flowers.
Written 16 July 2017
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Caryn H
Cedar Hill, TX58 contributions
The Art of Flowers on the Streets
Jun 2016
Once again the spectacular art in flower form will be winding thru the streets of Spello. If you are anywhere near this beautiful hilltop city be sure to see this. You will not be able to find parking within the walls where the adventure takes place. Park as close as you can and walk up. Consider it as part of those 10,000 steps.
Written 26 April 2017
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Valerie S
York, PA833 contributions
Unfortunately we were only able to see photos and a video of the Infiorate.
May 2016 • Friends
The drive was long to Spello. There is not much to see, very few shops, but we were allowed into this museum.

Unfortunately we only saw photos and a video - nothing up close and personal.

We were not there for the festival, so our visit was a disappointment to all 10 of us.

Make sure you go when the festival is in full swing. Don't let your guide take you there Just to see the video. Watch it on line instead
Written 31 October 2016
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Siwa08
West Vancouver, Canada223 contributions
Magical
May 2016 • Friends
My husband and I were lucky enough to be in the Spello area in 1998 at the time of the Infiorate di Spello so we were able to witness both the preparation and the procession the next morning. That visit to the festival was not planned but for the past 18 years we have been determined to return to Spello for the Infiorate. This year was the year. After having a wonderful outdoor dinner with six of our friends at Enoteca Properzio on the evening before the procession we wandered around the town to witness the preparations. For those readers not familiar with the Infiorate di Spello it is a very special local Umbrian festival celebrating Corpus Christi. It appears as if everyone in the town ( both young and old) is involved in the preparation for the celebration. On the Saturday evening teams of people get together to create beautiful and original mosaics out of flower petals. The teams work throughout the night and when these flower mosaics are completed they are laid out like carpets down the narrow main streets and throughout the principal piazzas of the town. On Sunday morning the Bishop carries the Blessed Sacrament in procession along these beautiful floral carpets. One difference between our visit in 1998 and our visit this year was the size of the crowds. The Infiorate di Spello has become an extremely popular event and an early arrival, both in the evening to watch the preparations and in the morning to see the completed creations, is a must. This is a local Italian festival that should be on the bucket list of everyone that loves history, tradition and beauty.
Written 29 October 2016
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TandemSpirits
Foligno, Italy482 contributions
One of the most Beautiful and Profound Local Festivals in Italy
May 2016 • Family
If you find yourself in Umbria at the end of May, you simply must visit the Infiorate in Spello. I am fortunate to have good friends who allowed me to participate in the festival this year and it was an experience I will cherish forever. The teams who design and create these works of art begin the process of planning, planting flowers and organizing the carpet a year before the event. I highly recommend you go to Spello 7:00 am (or earlier) the morning of event so you can see the artists work. They begin the night before and work through the night (until about 8:00am). Also remember that parking is incredibly difficult so expect a short walk once you find parking.
Written 5 September 2016
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Peachy5274
Dorset, UK4 contributions
You won't be disappointed!
May 2016 • Friends
Our visit to Spello was prompted by online pictures we saw of the Infiorate - and we weren't disappointed. The whole experience was wonderful, far exceeding our expectations. It's impossible to describe the beautiful carpets of flowers, welcoming locals and the atmosphere in this lovely medieval town. We were lucky enough to be involved with the preparations of the flowers for the Infiorate, being welcomed into a local group along with some Australians and Americans - and experienced a very 'Italian' al-fresco dinner on the evening after the procession. Local train is very reliable, cheap and efficient for trips to Assisi and other nearby towns. We walked a LOT in Spello - mostly uphill, got lost, but were soon redirected - our Italian is basic but it wasn't a problem - smiles get you through! Don't miss the walk along the roman aquaduct, which runs through olive groves filled with poppies and other wild flowers - wear a hat, and take a bottle to fill with the cooling spring water from the water fountain along the way. Food and drink are great and not expensive and huge pride is taken in explaining that ingredients are local. If architecture and history are your 'thing' there's plenty to see, and also lots of places to just sit and people watch. There's a WOW! down every little side alley and around every corner.
Written 31 July 2016
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Francois D
Umbria, Italy158 contributions
Wonderful sea of flowers
Jul 2015 • Family
The infiorata in Spello is one of the 'must-see' events in Umbria. We visited last year and were amazed at the level of beauty people here create with only flower petals. All streets are lined with mosaics. Also very worthy mentioning is the local match between home owners in decorating their houses with flowers. Where the Infiorata is only a weekend, the flowers remain for many weeks after, making Spello a wonderful place to visit in July !
Written 5 June 2016
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