Quartiere San Pellegrino
Quartiere San Pellegrino
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KTGP
Adelaide, Australia5,904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
The mediaeval quarter of San Pellegrino is superb, so much beautiful 11th-13th century architecture. The unique buildings with an external staircases called “profferli” go from the ground floor to the first floor. Some buildings are linked together via a covered bridge, which forms a passage to the second or first floors, this in turn creates an arch at street level with a sheltered area. Some houses don’t front onto the street and have a shared internal courtyard called a "richiastro". The standout building in the mediaeval quarter is Palazzo degli Alessandri built 13th century, it consists of three floors, numerous arches and dominates Piazza San Pellegrino. Chiesa di San Pellegrino was first mentioned in 1045, however there is very little left of its original appearance due to modifications made in the 19th century. The church was bombed in 1944 and reopened in 1951.

The buildings are beautifully preserved and when walking through this section, it is easy to imagine carts, animals, markets and people in mediaeval times going about their business. Just leave yourself time to wander and soak it all in, it wouldn’t hurt to make sure there is plenty of room on that memory card either.
Written September 30, 2016
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RP-Netherlands
Leidschendam, The Netherlands1,144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Viterbo is not one of the mot popular cities in Italy for tourists, but it is absolutely fabulous. The fact that is is not so busy makes it more attractive. A must see in Viterbo the medieval area called Quartiere San Pellegrino. Just roam the streets and feel like a time traveller. There are some hidden gems in this area that will make lasting memories.
Written October 26, 2019
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Leeanne G
Brisbane, Australia1,648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This area is amazing and there is so many buildings to see and we were here at a time when there was a celebration and there were markets and garden displays everywhere. With hundreds of beautiful plants and flowered
Written April 29, 2019
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Clody17
Milan, Italy91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
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 stroller and it was ok on the ancient pavement but in up and down streets we were better off with a baby carrier. Dont miss it.
Written August 24, 2018
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DanielCullen
Perth, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
If you want to explore Italy off the beaten path then you should visit Viterbo.
This lovely town north of Rome is a little gem and the medieval quarter of San Pellegrino is stunning.
Written December 23, 2018
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dpeck
Staunton, VA210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
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.
Written March 20, 2017
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Carsten W
Fredensborg Municipality, Denmark83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We had much too little time to see all the attractions in Viterbo, so we selected the San Pellegrino quarter. It is a very charming area with old houses and narrow streets. There is a market Saturday morning, which occupies the central parking lot. But we found a place nearby.

We will come back to Viterbo, next time we are in the area.
Written July 30, 2016
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Kath fi Forres
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Fascinating little quarter. Be aware its an isolated peninsula from the rest of the medieval city and will rquire back tracking our a climb down and up the valley. Makes it very untouristy.
Written February 24, 2019
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Liviu A
Viterbo, Italy8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Interesting place, very well preserved, in a town, Viterbo, that is a bit outside of the typical tourist tracks in Italy. In addition to the great medieval architecture, the area has a lot of bars, trattorias, pizzerias and restaurants, places to hang out and enjoy the local and regional cuisine and wine.
Written February 12, 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy984 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
The neighborhood of San Pellegrino, located on the southern section of Viterbo´s old town, is a perfectly preserved medieval maze of splendid stone houses, towers, arches and narrow streets. Particularly interesting and typical of the area and period are the so called "pofferli" or external stairs leading up to a loggia which served as the entrance to the main floor of the house. Below the stair would usually be a low arching marking the entrance to a warehouse or stable.
Written January 22, 2019
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