Infiorata di Noto 2020, the 41st edition of the famous flower festival, will most likely take place in the weekend of May 15-17, in Via Corrado Nicolaci, in Noto.
The Infiorata was born 40 years ago from the meeting of the Noto artists with the ones from Genzano, a town in the Metropolitan City of Rome, where this pictorial technique was developed.
Beginning with 1980, every year, in the third weekend of May, Noto, the Stone Garden, as it was called by the historian Cesare Brandi, welcomes in the heart of its historical center an explosion of color and perfume.
On this occasion, Via Nicolaci, 122 meters long and 7 meters wide, is divided into 16 sectors of 6 by 4 meters, that represent the canvas on which the artists will carefully paint with flowers. The theme of the event changes from year to year, inspired from religion, mythology, art or local folklore.
PROGRAM OF THE EVENT
On Friday, May 15, in the afternoon, the artists who won the competition for the design of the floral panels, will come into the possession of one of the 16 sectors assigned to them in Via Nicolaci, and will begin to draw with special chalks the sketch of their future work.
On Saturday, May 16, they will begin to cover the traced design with flowers specially grown for the event, until the painting will be completed, most often in the early Sunday morning.
On Sunday, May 17, the contest will begin, with locals and tourists alike waiting their turn to admire the wonderful mosaic of petals, until late in the evening.
On Monday, the influx of tourists will continue, until the evening, when the wilted flowers will be removed.