Todi, in Umbria, interesting city of art, medieval-looking, characterized by narrow and
winding streets, in a wonderful position on a hill, overlooking the Tiber
river Valley. Famous for Roman and Etruscan ruins,
for the palaces, the churches and for its characteristic urban
environment, Todi is the city famous for offering the "best way of life"
in the world. Todi conserves, almost intact, visible signs from the
Middle-Ages, the Renaissance buildings designed by famous Italian artists,
but above all to experience the pleasure of discovering the jewels of the
city, closed for years, but that have been restored and are now waiting to
Todi, sights to see:
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele is one of the most beautiful piazzas of Italy and still conserves its medieval structure. It is delimited by some important palaces like: Palazzo dei Priori with its 14c bronze eagle, Palazzo del Popolo built in 1200, Palazzo del Capitano in Gothic-Style, built in 1290, and, at the bottom of the piazza, on a flight of steps, the Cathedral with the beautiful Gothic-Style facade of the 13th century, with three portals and three rose windows. San Fortunato, Gothic-Style church, built in 1292, with some frescoes and in the crypth beneath the presbytery are preserved the the remains of Jacopone da Todi, are preserved one of the most important figures of Italian literature. The Temple of S. Maria della Consolazione, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.
Todi, things to do:
March-April: National Antique Exhibition | June: Festival of Opera Music | July: Italian Hot-Air Balloon Competition | August -September: National Handicraft Show | October 14: Feast of Todi's patron saint, San Fortunato | Weekly open air market on Saturday | Todi's flea market is in the Piazza Comunale - the 2nd Sunday of the Month. back to top
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