In the last years, Noto, a small town in Siracusa, has become extremely popular. Between May 12th and 15th, it welcome its visitors with the 37th edition of Infiorata di Noto.
According to tradition, the flowers and the artists’ passion and skills take part to the event, but there are also many innovations. The subject of the this 37th edition, The Infiorata hosts the world (L’infiorata ospita il mondo in Italian), livens the old town up during the Baroque Spring.
In 1980, the event of Infiorata was imported from the town of Genzano and it was a challenge between local artists who created floral arrangements with petals of fresh flowers at Via Nicolaci. In the last three years, the event has hosts different cultures to Japanese, Catalan and Russian culture and now it turns its attention on the entire world. Artists from all over the world can participate in the challenge and use different techniques.
This important innovation gives international visibility to the Unesco town and its visitors can participate in a cultural exchange. The flowers, the artistic talent and the baroque art offer to their public the opportunity to share the feeling of a harmonious cohabitation in peace.
In order to achieve his important aim, many side events on the myth, the tradition and the legend are organized for the entire month of May. One of the most important is the exhibition “Warhol è Noto – Il barocco immaginario” at Ex Convitto Ragusa at Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 31 between May 6th and August 28th, the event livens the capital of baroque art up with pop art.
If you want more information, you can download the programme (click here) o the app for iOS and Android.