Religious celebrations

The Infiorate of Spello

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22-23 June 2019 
Tourist information and welcome office
Corso Cavour 126 - 06034 Foligno
An engaging tradition will amaze you also this year in Spello: the Infiorate (flower carpets) will once again turn the village on a enchanting place during the days of Corpus Christi. 

On June 22nd and 23rd, the characteristic medieval streets of the village will be covered with flower carpets, real paintings of sacred art made with petals that you can admire over a path of about 1.5 km.

The Infiorate are the result of a complex work that requires whole months. And even though the flower carpets remain on streets as long as the procession lasts, they offer the satisfaction of having created extraordinary works and the memory of a unique night.

Throughout the year, the village's residents collect flowers and herbs from Mount Subasio and the Apennines, intensifying their search during the spring. The process continues with the selection of carefully preserved petals and chopping up of the herbs. On the eve of Corpus Christi, drawings are made on the streets and so, during the night, millions of petals are used to fill in the drawings with all the colours of nature, creating charming masterpieces.

In the morning, the streets are seen covered with a single polychrome carpet: a show that will astonish you with its colors and scents.

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