If you are in Rome in June and flowers are your passion, then I suggest you assisting Corpus Domini Infiorata in Bracciano.
Easily reachable from Rome by public transport, Bracciano hosts many festivals during summer, including Corpus Domini and Infiorata.
This event is celebrated 60 days after Easter Sunday, on the Thursday (or Sunday), after Trinity Sunday, since the 13th century.
It honors the mystery of the Eucharist instituted by Jesus during the Last Supper.
Every year, Bracciano’s discrict Rione Borgo organizes this event including a Flower Festival, the so called Infiorata.
Skilled artists and designers will realize famous paintings by using assorted flowers, creating colored carpets. This tradition was born in the 17th century as imitation of the world famous Vatican Mosaics.
In addition, special abilities are required to make such difficult works such as: hard selection and collection of petals, competence in drawing on the ground and patient in filling the painting. Watching artists when making their masterpieces also worth it, so do not miss this opportunity. Kids will sure appreciate it.
Along with Passion of Christ, Corpus Domini and Infiorata is one the most popular Bracciano’s events, appreciated not only by citizens but by tourists as well.
This ceremony has been organized with the sponsorship of Department of Cultural Policies, Economic Development and Tourism office, as well as different cultural associations.
This religious celebration extends over the city center streets, starting from Duomo di Santo Stefano church, and concluding at Chiesa del Divino Amore church.
It usually starts at 6.50 PM, and the path include: streets Collegiata and Umberto I, 1° Maggio square, Principe di Napoli street, IV Novembre square, Trento street, Fausti street, and finally Negretti street.
This year, Corpus Domini and Infiorata will take place on Sunday, 18th June.
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