|a profferlo in San Pellegrino medieval quarter|
It might be chilly and windy but the sky is blue and the quiet medieval center of Viterbo beckons to be explored.
A Sunday morning walk through Viterbo’s perfectly preserved medieval quarter to the Papal Palace for a wedding show is the perfect excuse to get some exercise and meet up with old and new friends.
|Daniela Lai's Artistica laboratory and shop|
After parking alongside the 12th century walls that encircle the city pass through the Porta San Pietro and head for the cobbled streets of San Pellegrino medieval quarter.
On this January morning the only shop open was Artistica ceramics laboratory where we stop for a chat with Daniela Lai and admire her latest masterpieces.
|kids' ceramics workshop Feb. 14th|
Around the corner another open door entices us in. Here we find several rooms full of antique furniture of excellent quality.
|credenza cupboard (approx. 4,000euro)|
|...and more mirrors|
San Pellegrino was the best place to find antique furniture back in the 60s-80s when Danilo’s uncle was my main source for antiques.
Check the Antiques page on my website for stories of collecting antiques in Viterbo.
Braving the wind we cross Piazza San Lorenzo to the Papal Palace, the venue for this weekend’s wedding show housed in the lower levels of the majestic 13th century palace.
|Piazza San Carluccio|
The possibile locations in the Viterbo /Etruria area range from an agriturismo to a fortified castle. See my Partners page for some examples of magical places in central Italy that I recommend. More are being added during the next few weeks, so check back.
|Palazzo dei Papi|
|ladies of Tenuta di Corbara|
|ladies who sell wedding rings and locations|
|restaurants and photos for weddings|
|Antonella's vintage setting|
|Torre Alfina, a castle location|
The Colle del Duomo Museum and palace complex is the focal point for visitors to Viterbo for something is always going on here: Mark your calendar for the March 21-29 Antiques Fair and for the illustrated conferences that I will be presenting in February and March.
Here is the poster for the first one -February 20 at Vetralla's library
On March 9th this talk will be repeated for ArcheoTuscia at Viterbo's Prefettura (with Chief Inspector Felice Orlandini) and on March 19th my newest book "Etruria Storie e Segreti" will be presented at Museo Civico, Viterbo with Cristina Carosi and Francesca Ceci.
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