Anyone travelling to Rome on the second week of the month of May, may be lucky enough to be present at one of the most colorful events of the boot shaped country. Infiorata, the flower festival. The tradition harks back to 1778, and every year local artist cover an entire street with flower carpets illustrating detailed drawings by flower.
The festival begins about 2-3 days before the main event, which involves picking millions of flowers. Until then, they are prepared and grown in caves near the city. About a month after the festival begins, children are allowed to run out and destroy the flowery carpets in a show of childish glee.