A picture made of flowers

Infiorata is a decoration done on the floor made of flowers. It is usually done to celebrate a catholic event. Thanks to buzz in Rome, I knew of an infiorata which was near San Pietro.

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Some petals flew by as the wind blew

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It happened that it was the patron saint’s day of Rome on the 29th of June and is a public holiday, so a number of shops were closed.

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In any case, when we reached there, it was already late afternoon. I was excited to see the infiorata thinking that it would be as grand as the one in Genzano. It wasn’t. Nevertheless, it was interesting to see.

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While coloured rice wasn’t used, the decorations reminds me a lot of the decorations that are done during deepavali. I liked seeing the vivid hues.

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I think this one used coloured salts instead of flowers.

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In the end, I enjoyed looking at the demonstrations. I find it interesting that there are similar cultures between countries.

2 thoughts on “A picture made of flowers”

    1. The one at Genzano (about an hour drive from Rome) is much larger. The length is about on football field. So … that’s a lot of flowers :p

      Anyway, I think that the flowers aren’t dyed. The petals I saw looked natural

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