San Pellegrino in Fiore is an Annual Show which takes place in the the narrow streets of the medieval quarter of Viterbo. Local businesses mainly of a floral nature, although some shop keepers and B and B proprietors do participate, decorate the squares, streets and stairways with floral displays.
It has been noticeable in recent years that the recession has taken its toll and that displays are not as lavish as they used to be, however it is still worth visiting as a lot of work goes into the event. It is not just a flower display but a chance to purchase plants, local produce and the work of local artists and other artisans.
We visited this year on Sunday afternoon May 1st, we had an enjoyable stroll around the centro storico and I took some reasonable photos, certainly enough to find a selection to share here and if you are interested the full album can be viewed on Flickr.com in my album entitled San Pellegrino InFiore
Azaleas in forecourt of Commune (Council) Offices in Viterbo
Cacti are very popular.
A little colour brightens up a communal washing area in the centro storico.
Fruit and Vegetables.
These Romano Cauliflowers are not just beautiful to look at, but tasty as well!
I am looking for an old ladder to try this idea myself!
Even some of the fountains had been decorated, this is just one example, there is another one in my Flickr Album. San Pellegrino InFiore
We were tempted by the many beautiful Clematis for sale, but our garden is just too exposed. In fact many of our plants have suffered wind burn recently so really glad we did not succumb to the temptation to bring one home with us.
Clematis such a beauty.
I am linking this post to Outdoor Wednesday today to share these images with other lovers of the great “Outdoors”.
Welcome to ‘News From Italy’ to the other participants, thankyou for calling by.
Due to this posts popularity, I have chosen it as my entry for The Post of The Month Club for May.