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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

San Pellegrino in Fiore

 

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

Rhododendron

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.

If you would like to see more then please visit San Pellegrino InFiore or I have featured this Festa on News From Italy before the previous post is to be found at  San Pellegrino in Fiore 2010

 

I am linking this post to Outdoor Wednesday today to share these images with other lovers of the great “Outdoors”.

Outdoor Wednesday: Click on the picture below to learn more...Welcome to ‘News From Italy’ to the other participants, thankyou for calling by.

http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2011/05/518-outdoor-wednesday-123.html

 

Due to this posts popularity, I have chosen it as my entry for The Post of The Month Club for May.

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57 comments:

  1. Love the ladder idea!
    I highly reccomend you to visit Infiorata in Spello one day, it shouldn't be so far from where you live!
    xxx

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  2. How absolutely beautiful - both the subjects and the photography. I am off to see your album now.

    Carol

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  3. These photos are beautiful, I love the fruit and vegetable decorations. My azaleas are looking very sad this year just not enough water. We have had pretty much no rain at all since the end of March and it just gets hotter and hotter! By the way my cherries are almost over! Diane

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  4. I know it was hard to walk away from the beautiful clematis. It looks like a fun time. I love seeing Italy from your perspective. Those plants are popular selections here in the zone I live in here in the US.

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  5. Beautiful photos Lindy. I think centri storici look wonderful when filled with flowers and plants for festivals

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  6. Beautiful! Yes, the ladder is a good idea to try around our gardens.

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  7. Oh wow! Linda, those photos are beautiful and it looks so romantic and colourful against the background of old stone buildings. I hope you're well and your week is good. Love from London xo

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  8. What a delightful post. I try to imagine what it would be like to turn to my husband and say..."Why don't we pop over to Viterbo and see the Flower Festival." We spent a wonderful, cold and windy day there a few years ago. You are living my dream. Thanks for sharing. And...I like the ladder idea as well.

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  9. Enjoyed strolling through the streets with you. :) Such lovely displays and gorgeous colors. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Hi Lindy,

    Very very beautiful!Thank you for sharing.
    We also have an anual flower show for almost 3 weeks at Varkiza (it's a town near to Glyfada)!
    Have a nice day!

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  11. That looks like a fantastic annual show, and I would loved to have been there to see it. Gorgeous photos, as always and what super floral displays. Also like the fruit and veg ones too!

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  12. Breathtaking! all of your photos are just gorgeous! Everything is so beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful photos!!

    Glad to be following you now...

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  14. All those cacti were splendid. I would have bought too many plants. The plants on the ladder is such a pretty idea and we have a beautiful old ladder at our old house. If I were surrounded by all that beauty I would almost never blog Linda!

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  15. What lovely and beautiful photos. Thank you! :-)

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  16. Hi Lindy Lou, I just caught you over at Diane's and had to pay a visit. I am a mad keen traveller about to embark on my next tour in less than a month - Paris-Spain-the Dordogne-Morocco-Paris. Can't wait. Have visited Italy twice and have been to Viterbo. Your pics of the azaelas blew me away. What a wonderful site it must have been.

    I've followed you and will be looking forward to reading more of your posts. I have a travel blog at http://laussiestravelblog.blogspot.com and a Paris blog, plus a writing blog and more. I also collaborate on a book review blog so I'll be going over now to check out on some of your reviews. I've just reviewed Death in the Dordogne on my Paris blog.

    Denise<3

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  17. These pictures are beautiful. The colors are so bright and I love how the things are laid out in nice neat order. Not just thrown together. There's a lot of pride there. Great post. Thanks!!

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  18. LOVE it all! I can't wait until we visit Italy.....only six weeks more weeks.

    I love the ladder idea too!

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  19. Wow what gorgeous pictures! Thanks so much for sharing a little bit of Italy.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  20. OH DEAR!!! These photos are breathtaking! The very first few (pink flowers) just make me sigh . . . so so beautiful! I just love walking through these pictures with you - I feel like I am right there taking a stroll in these wonderful places and seeing an amazing part of the world. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

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  21. As a gardener, you know I would just love this! And welcome 'home' :) XOL

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  22. What beautiful photos I loved the pink ones but have a thing for pink flowers my favorite has always been pink carnations but i do love all pink flowers. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Love these pics! That romanseco and the photo with the ladder is gorgeous!

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  24. Lovely close-ups of the clematis and azalea flowers. What a beautiful setting to hold a flower festival with the fountains and courtyards decorated with extra displays!

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  25. Oh, gorgeous! Just beautiful. I'm jealous - I'd love to stroll among all those wonderful flowers and fruit.

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  26. Fabulous shots! The macros are just beautiful!
    I love going to flower markets too, and 2 weeks ago I went to one near my place;o)
    You can visit my other blog here: http://clicrealm.blogspot.com/2011/05/flower-market-in-courtyard-of.html

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    Have a nice and happy evening****

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  27. Hello Linda .. such a stunning display .. your photos are absolutely brilliant .. love the Clemetis shot ... :-)

    Thank you for all your wonderful comments too .. makes me happy to share with you and others :-)

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  28. Ah! My ideal place to shop. Flowers and books=Love. Great reporter, too!

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  29. What beautiful photos. I loved all the apples in order. Great photos.

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  30. Here it is Friday afternoon, my cherubs have all gone home.
    Sitting, looking at your photos just fills me with peace and serenity.
    Just beautiful.
    Thanks for your photos and kind words.

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  31. Oh and I forgot to say, my fav photo was the fruit all painstakingly organised!!!

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  32. Thank you so much for your visit. What a wonderful part of the world you live in... These shots of flowers are utterly gorgeous!

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  33. These are beautiful, especially the fruit and veggies, particularly the cauliflower is so pretty. It's great to celebrate such natural beauty.

    I hope you had a lovely birthday at the start of the month, sorry I've hardly been around recently, lots of travelling to be done and just about caught up with myself.

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jade

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  34. Such a beautiful place for a festival. The shots you shared with us are gorgeous. A person could get lost in all the beauty there. I'm glad you popped in to say hello.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  35. hi Linda, You have beautiful photos.


    Hugs Puterifauziah

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  36. So colourful Linda, it must have been amazing in the flesh. Love your new header! Have a great weekend, love Linda x

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  37. How gorgeous, all of them. i like that ladder idea, too.

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  38. Fantastic. What a lot of work the people put into their show, I've never seen such well arranged fruit and veg.

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  39. Love the ladder idea. I'm always so envious when you share these gorgeous photos and tell us about all the great festivals in Italy. What a fabulous place to live. Love the apple photo!

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  40. I'm really dying to be at that festival with my camera after seeing your photos, Linda! I imagine the colors were wonderful in every direction! :)

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  41. Such gorgeous photos! I feel like I was sight seeing with you too!

    Oh, those beautiful clusters of flowers!

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  42. Very nice Linda, just loved the fruit display, colorful and funny :D

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  43. i have been to italy but hvnt had the ooportunity to see these places. you kinda make me long for a trip to italy :)

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  44. Linda, these took my breath away! Oh, how I would love to have been there. :) Those azaleas in such profusion, the apples, the cauliflowers (never knew they could be so beautiful)...

    Have a lovely week ahead! :)

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  45. Oh Linda, what a beautiful show! I liked so much your photos, expecially those with apples and groceries: they're ao authentic! I would have been there with you...

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  46. Oh how I would love to visit Italy. Hopefully when my three kids are out of college and on their own. I love the gorgeous green cauliflower. Almost too pretty to eat. Wonderful post!

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  47. What a wonderful blog you have! When I return to Spain, my husband and I plan on visiting Italy.
    Ah, I feel like I have been on vacation by looking at your photos... it has also made me miss Spain, much, much more!

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  48. You did a splendid job capturing your day at the fair. The azaleas are stunning as are the clematis. I just planted a clematis and it's not doing very well. I paid $25 for it and it's quite large but I think it may have suffered from some cold or else too much water. Your photos are just beautiful and I loved visiting Italy through your blog. Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comment on Cottage and Creek. I've been having a hard time keeping up with blogging lately so I appreciate your support!
    xo ... Lynn

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  49. Great report on the fair! After all, Italians can really present anything in such a lovely way.

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  50. Great pictures as usual. I have to look and see if our regular cauliflower close-up is as pretty as that. I don't think I have actually bothered looking at it:

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  51. Your pictures are so nice I feel like I was there too. My favorite is the ladder with the flower pots hanging on it. What a great idea! Nancy H

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  52. Great photos. I'm not keen on cacti, mainly because I'm a clutz and end up with spines in me. That fruit and veg looks scrummy.

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  53. I am so glad you chose this beautiful post to link to Post Of The Month. Enjoyed it the first time, and back for more :) Thank you for linking up this month! XOL

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  54. LOVE the fruit and vegies!Also-wow-all those comments-how fab!

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  55. What a wonderful festival to go to! I love each of your photos, especially the public watering area, the dripping fountain, the perfectly lined up fruits and veggies, and the lime-green, chartreuse cauliflower! But like you, I LOVE the ladder display of flowers and am going to keep my eye out for one in order to do the same!

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