Dreams and Colors in Noto

This weekend is the 38th annual Infiorata di Noto, or Noto Flower Festival. This year’s theme is “Sogni e colori del Principato di Monaco” or “Dreams and Colors of Monaco.” Over the last two days, along the Baroque town’s via Nicolaci, different art-school groups have been laying out their mosaic designs of flower petals and…

Infiorata in San Pier Niceto

Sebastiano Garifo, Experience Sicily’s local guide sent in this photo from San Pier Niceto in the Province of Messina. This weekend they are celebrating their annual Infiorata festival with flower carpets depicting the Eucharist. Readers of the New York Times may recall an August 2013 article by Russell Shorto, the author of the “New York…

Magic Carpets

This weekend is the 36th annual Infiorata di Noto, or Noto Flower Festival. This year’s theme is “Benvenuta Catalogna” or “Welcome Catalonia.” Over the last few days, along the Baroque town’s via Nicolaci, different art-school groups have been laying out their mosaic designs of flower petals and other natural materials into “carpets” that reflect this…

The Petals of Infiorata

On May 16-18 in Noto, they will be celebrating their annual “Infiorata di Noto.” It’s not the only town in Sicily that dedicates a street in its town to flower-petal art; however, Noto is world-famous for its annual May festival along via Nicolaci. This photo is a close-up (actually from Castelbuono’s festival which is in…