Pellegrin che vien da Roma- This popular song is a ballad of the central north that originates from the songs of the old taverns of the 1600s.

The wayfarers, what rascals

The song is comic, not vulgar but with clear references of “low romantic effect”.

It tells of a pilgrim who stops in an inn during the return journey from Rome.

Since the inn is fully booked, the owner offers him his marital bedroom and the pilgrim, however, makes  him a nice gift, “joking” with the innkeeper’s wife.

In the Middle Ages the travels of pilgrims to Rome and the Holy Land were very frequent. 

The pilgrim name derives from the Latin “peregrinus” which meant “a stranger who travels around the country”.

Religious pilgrimages are still widely used and among these we remember those in Rome, Lourdes, Fatima, Medjugorje, on the way to Santiago and in the Holy Land in Jerusalem and in Bethlehem.

Pilgrimages are also common to other religions such as the naturalistic and spiritual one in Ladakh.

Video – Pellegrin che vien da Roma

Un abbraccio/ a big Hug

Marcus Dardi


[email protected]

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest