Word of the Week: FIORE

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 03:00
Sanremo in Fiore

The 65th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival begins this week in the charming coastal town of Sanremo, also known as "la città dei fiori", the city of flowers. So the Word of the Week is fiore - flower.

Every year, Sanremo hosts "Sanremo in Fiore", a parade of floral floats - una sfilata di carri fioriti

The plural of fiore is fiori - flowers.

To blossom is fiorire or sbocciare.

The word 'fiore' can also be used in some idiomatic expressions, including:

- fior fiore di - the best of, the cream of

- fiore degli anni - prime of life

Now listen to Fabio Concato and his "Fiore di maggio" (May flower):