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Infiorata Festival

Official achievement authored by JimG008.

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
18MAY24 1755Z EBBR LIRF Mohamed976_ Airbus A320 (A320) -181 ft/m 717 nm 01:53 View
15MAY24 1712Z EDDM LIRF CHF1964 Airbus A320 (A320) -129 ft/m 402 nm 01:03 View
15MAY24 1707Z LKPR LIRF Aki Chiaki Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -137 ft/m 632 nm 01:41 View
14MAY24 2104Z LIBD LIRF VAF142 Emanuele Cessna Citation X (C750) -159 ft/m 356 nm 01:08 View
14MAY24 1151Z EIDW LIRF HuseeN AL Shammri Airbus A320 (A320) -97 ft/m 1155 nm 02:40 View
11MAY24 1353Z LEBL LIRF Unknown Bombardier Global Express (GLEX) -161 ft/m 604 nm 01:46 View
10MAY24 1840Z LOWW LIRF Amro Wahba Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -105 ft/m 505 nm 01:18 View
10MAY24 1232Z LEMD LIRF Anthony Pick Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -65 ft/m 815 nm 02:48 View
09MAY24 1533Z LIRN LIRF Davy Wittebols Cessna Caravan (C208) -92 ft/m 116 nm 01:10 View
09MAY24 0641Z LIRN LIRF VAF118 Gennaro Cessna Caravan (C208) -78 ft/m 110 nm 00:37 View
07MAY24 1149Z LSZH LIRF VAF149 Jacopo Boeing 737-800 (B738) -169 ft/m 438 nm 01:21 View
05MAY24 1011Z LICC LIRF Andrea Bertelli Boeing 737-800 (B738) -89 ft/m 400 nm 01:08 View
05MAY24 0017Z LIRN LIRF William Khoemarga Boeing 737-800 (B738) -92 ft/m 123 nm 00:29 View
03MAY24 1051Z LIME LIRF Cammellodacorsa Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -139 ft/m 259 nm 01:02 View
01MAY24 2052Z DAAG LIRF VAF144 Stefano Boeing 737-800 (B738) -72 ft/m 562 nm 01:20 View
01MAY24 2040Z LEBL LIRF Norbert Ochieng Airbus A321 neo (A21N) -117 ft/m 609 nm 01:36 View
01MAY24 1554Z EDDF LIRF Anorak Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -125 ft/m 638 nm 02:05 View
30APR24 1450Z LIRN LIRF VAF405 Francesco Airbus A320 (A320) -192 ft/m 184 nm 00:39 View
30APR24 1309Z EDDF LIRF Ricky Yegelwel Airbus A320 (A320) -118 ft/m 616 nm 01:36 View
28APR24 2250Z LIMC LIRF Andrea Vernarecci (Andrea) Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -198 ft/m 352 nm 01:02 View