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Infiorata Festival

Official achievement authored by CIVA008Jim.

Flower Carpet at Infiorata: A Grand Celebration

Infiorata are a grand celebration that begins when the artists choose the flowers for their subtle color changes in their petals. Each design takes months of work and up to a year of preparation. They first sketch the designs onto the floor with chalk and then mark each line with soil or coffee grounds. Next, they fill the lines with flower petals.

Each artist has their own color palette. Many use dyer’s broom for yellow, goat’s rue for blue, wild fennel for green, and carnation for red. Some of the creations use entire pieces of plants to give the piece a three-dimensional effect. The artistry is elaborate, using only subtle shades to create pieces that are quite realistic. Many of the pieces are done in the style of Renaissance paintings or stained-glass windows. They reflect both new artistry and time-honored traditions. Some are simple, and others are quite complex.

In Genzano, the flower carpet covers about 2,000 square meters, which is over 21,500 square feet. That is a bit under half of a football field. This display consists of 15 panels and uses about 500,000 flower blooms, petals, and seeds. Sometimes, other natural materials are used, including wood, sand, beans, and leaves.

Each of these floral elements must be carefully picked and hand-processed to keep them from damage and bruising. It is a delicate and gentle operation. They must be done in time to allow them to be ready for the festival, but not too soon, so that they will be at their peak during the festival.

The flowers are carefully prepared and laid out by the artists. The festival itself lasts about 48 hours, then it all comes to an end. They are showcased from Friday through Sunday, with the main event and procession taking place on Sunday.

Criteria

Depart from an airport of your choice, fly to and land at LIRF, your flight distance must be further than 100 nm. Your landing rate must not exceed 200 f/m.
Date Departure Arrival Pilot Aircraft Landing rate Distance Flight time
04OCT22 1428Z LOWI LIRF Chr1s02 Airbus A320 (A320) -121 ft/m 365 nm 00:59 View
02OCT22 2034Z LIRN LIRF Ticiba Airbus A320 (A320) -169 ft/m 242 nm 00:54 View
02OCT22 1501Z LIPX LIRF Qery McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (MD82) -157 ft/m 247 nm 00:41 View
01OCT22 1513Z LOWS LIRF Ryan R. van der Wal de Havilland Dash 8-400 (DH8D) -130 ft/m 458 nm 01:29 View
29SEP22 0303Z LIRJ LIRF FingerGames Honda HondaJet (HDJT) -109 ft/m 107 nm 00:23 View
27SEP22 2242Z CYYZ LIRF Ramotsumi Makhene Airbus A330-200 (A332) -115 ft/m 3934 nm 07:46 View
27SEP22 2157Z LIPZ LIRF AlbertoIT Boeing 767-200 (B762) -156 ft/m 244 nm 00:48 View
27SEP22 2155Z LIML LIRF Indy FenixA320_SIMMERDREAM-SD -150 ft/m 301 nm 00:56 View
27SEP22 0734Z LICA LIRF Pierre Rustom Cessna Citation Longitude (C700) -72 ft/m 268 nm 00:55 View
23SEP22 1802Z LIMJ LIRF fedora Boeing 737-800 (B738) -190 ft/m 282 nm 00:49 View
23SEP22 0021Z KACY LIRF Jordan Boeing 737-700 (B737) -196 ft/m 3894 nm 03:00 View
22SEP22 0427Z LIEE LIRF Hytryn Airbus A320 (A320) -141 ft/m 236 nm 00:43 View
20SEP22 0701Z LICC LIRF Andfino1 Boeing 737-800 (B738) -193 ft/m 417 nm 01:18 View
19SEP22 0313Z LSGG LIRF hekai9158 Airbus A320 (A320) -118 ft/m 522 nm 01:23 View
16SEP22 1342Z LIME LIRF Boooser04 Airbus A320 (A320) -196 ft/m 345 nm 00:54 View
14SEP22 2054Z EGNT LIRF Adam Tinning Boeing 737-800 (B738) -188 ft/m 1070 nm 02:38 View
12SEP22 2345Z LIRS LIRF JReis Aerospatiale ATR-72-600 (AT76) -168 ft/m 113 nm 00:31 View
11SEP22 0933Z LFBZ LIRF ICS-Mellau Embraer Phenom 300E SF -140 ft/m 777 nm 01:59 View
10SEP22 1613Z LEMD LIRF Olivier Boigelot Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -55 ft/m 938 nm 02:27 View
09SEP22 1417Z LEBL LIRF Massimo Saab 340 (SF34) -182 ft/m 524 nm 01:48 View