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Genazzano Infiorata (Flower carpet)
Sunday 1st of July. The Guinness World Record infiorata holder is Genazzano. The Infiorata of Genazzano that is held on the occasion of the Feast of the Sacred Heart and that crosses all the streets of the historic centre of the village.
The floral carpet is made by 17 districts of the town which in turn are composed of 25 groups of people. The work begins the week before with the collection of flowers in the Prenestini Mountains, which are then placed in the dark and cool of the cellars of Genazzano.
The night before the infiorata the spaces are marked out for each group, with drawings laid out on the ground drawings that were made in the previous weeks and thenthese are filled with the specified petals.
On Sunday afternoon, the floral carpet is covered by the Procession of the Sacred Heart, a Sacred Representation with about 400 participants. It is an ancient festival that brings together an entire town in an event that has also had the primacy of “the largest Infiorata in the world” made exclusively with fresh flower petals, certified by Guinness World Records in London in 2012: 1642.57 seamless square meters.
This is a wonderful opportunity to visit Genazzano, the village of Pope Martino V and the Colonna castle, which today is one of the major cenrtes of contemporary art that unites languages of the past with those of today.