This Sicilian Staircase is Artfully Arranged for La Scala Infiorata

 - Aug 15, 2013
References: odditycentral
Every year during La Scala Infiorata, the Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte in Sicily, is decorated with illuminating flowers. Located in the town of Caltagirone, the 142 step staircase features individually decorated ceramic steps. Scala di Santa Maria del Monte is the Sicilian town's main attraction and acts as a testimony to its long history with pottery making.

Here is where the local inhabitants celebrate two important festivals: La Scala Infiorata and La Luminaria, where they use the steps as a canvas for both floral and light art installations simultaneously. During the Flower Festival of Caltagirone, the stairs are decorated with thousands of potted plants to create an intricate design. The event is held in tribute to Our Lady of Conadomini.