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The Infiorata of Noto pays homage to Giacomo Puccini
From 17 to 21 May 2024 sixteen floral paintings celebrate the composer and his works
It is entirely dedicated to Giacomo Puccini and his famous worksFlower Festival of Noto 2024. Among the most evocative spring events in Sicily, the Infiorata - which has arrived this year 45 edition - takes place from 17 to 21 May presenting 16 large paintings made with thousands and thousands of flower petals.

A carpet of flowers is set in one of the most spectacular settings of Noto, the central Via Corrado Nicolaci bordered by Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata (famous for its magnificent balconies), which is counterpointed above by the Church of Montevergine with its concave façade which creates a scenic backdrop of great visual impact.

In homage to the centenary of Giacomo Puccini's death this year the various paintings represent the characters of the great works written by the Tuscan composer, including Turandot, La bohème, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, culminating with the portrait of Puccini himself.

There are over 200 inflorators involved in the creation of approximately 700 m2 of floral carpet, for which approximately 400,000 flowers are used, including daisies, roses, carnations and wildflowers. With meticulous and patient work, kneeling on the ground, the inflorators place the variously colored flowers on the sketches previously drawn on the ground, giving life to paintings of great charm. The honor of 'flowering' the first sketch falls to the young students of the Art Institute of Noto, who will thus kick off one of the most famous events in all of Sicily, which attracts thousands of tourists every year.

(Photo Bruno Castobello)

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Source: Press release

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