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I found out after visiting San Pellegrino that it is the biggest original medieval area in the world and it actually is. It is amazing to walk around and get lost in the tiniest streets you have ever seen. We had our baby in his...More
For as far as the eye can see, all the buildings in the Quartiere San Pellegrino are made of peperino stone, a locally found grey lava trachite typically used in Viterbo in the Middle Ages. The Quartiere is full of impressive one and two storey...More
The medieval neighborood of San Pellegrino in Viterbo is the most fascinating zone in town. You won't find hordes of tourists there, so you'll be able to enjoy and breathe its ancient atmosphere. Many buildings are original of XIV century, streets are narrow, no cars;...More
How does it feel like going back in time and experiencing the common lifestyle during the Medieval period? You can have all these by visiting Viterbo, a small town, a "comune" of Rome, in the Lazio Region. It is only around 2 hours away from...More
The San Pellegrino quarter is one of the best preserved and maintained medieval neighborhoods we've seen in any Italian city. It's charming, clean, and located very near to the cathedral and papal palace.
The pilgrimage route winds around many small streets. What fascinates me was the various pavement designs. 1, large granite in rectangular shape, about 8-10 inches by 12-14 inches, set in herringbone design. Never seen before. 2. Smaller square basalt stone set in wave patterns. I...More
A lovely time spent wandering around the backstreets of the old quarter. Very medieval in appearance as you would expect. A beautiful small church in a small piazza is a little gem along with a small museum (one floor) and shops to visit.. It's a...More