“Pietra Ligure inFiore”, the countdown to Europe’s largest infiorata begins


A jubilation of art, cultures, perfumes, colours and emotions: “Pietra Ligure inFiore”, International Exhibition of Artistic Flowers, now in its sixth edition and to be held on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May in the streets and squares of Pietra Ligure, is preparing to be the event of the most important and largest sector in Europe. 42 delegations from all over Italy and many European countries will be involved: Portugal, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Lithuania will be the guests of honour of the great flower show that has become an international reference point, an exceptional showcase for the tourist and cultural image of the city and the whole of Liguria and for one of its most peculiar traditions.

After the thousands of visitors and the critical success of the previous edition, the city is once again ready to transform itself into a real open-air museum, welcoming the art and creativity of over 800 master flowerers who, from dawn on Saturday, May 11 until the evening of the following day, will animate the streets and squares with their extraordinary works of art, creating a real mix of cultures and expressive originality.

The importance of “Pietra Ligure inFiore” is also confirmed by the participation of cities that boast a long and prestigious tradition in the history of artistic infiorate as Genzano di Roma, Bolsena, Gerano, Fabriano and many others. And this year the event will also be enriched by the extraordinary participation of the Spanish cities of Ponteareas and Castropol and the Portuguese Vila do Conde, among the oldest and most prestigious flowerbeds of the Iberian Peninsula.

The exhibition will represent an important moment of cultural exchange between many European countries and will also be an opportunity to discuss about the possibility of obtaining by the ephemeral art of the infiorata of the prestigious recognition of intangible heritage of humanity UNESCO. “During the two days of the event there will be a meeting between delegations to develop common strategies to achieve this special goal, which would also lead to Pietra Ligure an exceptional return in terms of tourism visibility,” they say from the municipal administration.

Suggestive concerts, scenic settings and intense cultural moments, which will be unveiled in the coming weeks, will surround the event, which promises to be one of the initiatives of the year 2019 most significant, attractive and important of Liguria.

“Pietra Ligure inFiore” is organized by the Municipality of Pietra Ligure; the artistic and operational heart of the event is the Circolo Giovane Ranzi, whose tradition of master flowerers has its roots in the early 800s with the famous “Stella di Ranzi”, which every year on the occasion of the feast of Corpus Christi animates the small village of Pietra Ligure.

 



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