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Infiorata Festival

Infiorata festival and Corpus Domini in Bracciano on Sunday, June 3

If you are interested in flour artworks and are near Rome, come to Bracciano on Sunday, June 3 to assist to the Infiorata festival, during Corpus Domini celebrations. Both events are felt by the Bracciano's community and attract tourists and curious from all over Italy.

Infiorata FestivalThey are promoted by Rione Borgo di Bracciano and the inter-parish community of Bracciano, including the Parish of St. Stephen PM.

Corpus Domini is the celebration of the sacrament of the Eucharist, instituted by Jesus during the Last Supper, since the thirteenth century.

It occurs sixty days after Easter Sunday, the Sunday following the anniversary of the Trinity.

 

 

Between May and June many Italian towns celebrate Infiorata Festival decorating their historic city center with terrific flower artworks, made by beautiful petal carpets varying from simple geometric designs to elaborate tapestries, all inspired by religious art and famous paintings.

To create these wonderful carpets, the design is first delineate in chalk on the street, and then filled in with thousands of petals of various colors. All the Infiorata process usually takes two or three days to be completed.

This tradition was born in the seventeenth century as an imitation of the famous Vatican Mosaics.

Performing such difficult job requires special skills such as selection and collection of petals, as well as competence in drawing on the ground.

Do not miss watching the artists as they give rise to their masterpieces. Even children will appreciate these particular skills and abilities.

The  celebration of Corpus Domini  starts at 6:50 PM from the Santo Stefano Cathedral and ends in front of the Divino Amore Church, following this itinerary: via della Collegiata, via Umberto I, piazza 1 ° Maggio, via Principe di Napoli, piazza IV Novembre, via Trento, via Fausti, and finally via Negretti.

You will see all the stunning artworks created by expert artists and designers, along the way, through the streets of the historic center.

How to reach Bracciano click here.

Have a nice Sunday!

 

Marta Brusoni

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Easter - Good Friday

Easter in Bracciano, Via Crucis celebrated in the historical city center

Are you in Italy, in Rome area,  during Easter Break?

 

Easter in Bracciano

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Don’t miss the 44th edition of the Passion of Christ in Bracciano, on Good Friday, March 30th, Easter 2018.

Assisted by 50 technicians, the Passion of Christ is an intensive and really fascinating religious celebration, now involving about 150 people among interpreters and background actors.

 

 

It is a religious and historical performance featuring hand made stage costumes, all provided by Rione Monti, which is also the organizer of the event since its first edition, in 1976.

This event usually displaces in three different locations, starting from Piazza Sant’Antonio, in the Agraria University area, ending in Piazza Mazzini dominated by the castle. While along the city center streets you will see the The Trial of Jesus.

The ceremony usually takes two hours. All the entire audience will be surprised by the terrific audio-visual effects characterizing the event, especially in the last part, in the Odescalchi Castle area, where the Crucifixion takes place.

As this performance very important for all residents, actors and staff organization, inspired form their love for this town, do this for free.

Among the associations involved you will also find  the Company of the Castle, the Pisciarelli Committee and the ASD “The Horses of Lake Bracciano”.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be rescheduled to a later day.

Performance starts around 9 PM.

Enjoy!

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