Built in 1608, The Santa Maria del Monte is a 142-step staircase made up of thousands of individual terra cotta tiles. It is often used as a backdrop for various festivals in in Caltagirone, Sicily. The floral theme shown here is part of the “Scala Infiorata,” or the floral festival, and the designs are made up of 2000 potted plants and flowers including included geranium, marigold and boxwood. If you look closely at the last photo, you can see all the colourful terracotta tiles. If you're heading to the south of Italy in the spring one year, go and check it out, looks gorgeous.
This post was found on the blogsite Pattern People(under blogs I'm obsessed with)
Photos by Andrea Annaloro