Spello (PG) each year, during the procession of Corpus Domini , hosts Infiorate Spello which, as its name indicates, floral arrangements are made by real artists, represented figurations and ornamental motifs liturgical.
The transformation from simple flowers on the pavement in distributed real “carpets” and floral paintings came around the nineteenth century. However, the true artistic evolution can be traced back to1930 , when a woman on the street drew a simple floral with broom and fennel. The work immediately obtained the approval of the inhabitants of the country which they just imitate it, by starting a challenge “positive” for the creation of more and more beautiful and great works, depicting Jesus and the miracle of the Eucharist with motifs of fantasy or “copying” paintings existing. Since that time the feast of Corpus Christi became a joyous occasion in which all families, and later groups infioratori increasingly savvy, they could compare their work and reward those judged best for technical skill, precision and creativity.
The flower festival , made only with vegetable and floral elements, require a preparation of weeks but are supplemented with fresh flowers in just one night. These floral decorations have brilliant colors and subtle shades, and are a masterpiece of artistic imagination Spello. Typically the start of work of the flower festival is scheduled for 14:00 on the Saturday before the procession , with the designers who put the work , all night, from 16:00 . The works must be completed within the hours 07:00 of the following Sunday. Then a panel will review and award the best compositions.
Approximately 2000 meters of carpets that are issued along all the streets and squares of Spello, in an explosion of colors and scents, creating a spectacle of great beauty. Every year during dell’Infiorata held at the Public Gardens of Spello also theExhibition of Floriculture where selected exhibitors present their collections of orchids, succulents, carnivorous plants, roses.