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Todi, Province of Perugia, Umbria

Todi is perched on a tall two-breasted hill overlooking the east bank of the Tiber, with a good view in every direction. Todi is surrounded by three more or less complete concentric walls: the outermost is medieval, the central wall is Roman, and the innermost is recognizable as partly Etruscan.

Info

  • Altitude: 400 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 16,000 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 06059
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 075
  • Patron Saint: St. Fortunato, celebrated on 14 October
  • Demonym: tuderti
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Administrative Division

Todi includes the following Frazioni & Localities: Asproli, Cacciano, Camerata, Canonica, Casemasce, Cecanibbi, Chioano, Collevalenza, Cordigliano, Duesanti, Ficareto, Fiore, Frontignano, Ilci, Izzalini, Loreto, Lorgnano, Montemolino, Montenero, Monticello, Pantalla, Pesciano, Petroro, Pian di Porto, Pian di San Martino, Pontecuti, Pontenaia, Ponterio, Ponterio Stazione, Porchiano, Quadro, Ripaioli, Romazzano, Rosceto, San Damiano, Spagliagrano, Torrececcona, Torregentile, Vasciano.

What to see

  • Many fine medieval monuments, such as the cathedral church (Duomo), the Palazzo del Capitano, the Palazzo del Priore, and the Palazzo del Popolo, on the main square, the piazza which is one of the most picturesque in Italy, often used as a movie set.
  • On the flank of the hill, the domed Renaissance church of Santa Maria della Consolazione, dated early 16th century, often attributed to Bramante since the central Greek-cross plan with apsidal transepts recalls Bramante's first plans for St Peter's.
  • The church of San Fortunato, with the crypt where Franciscan poet Jacopone da Todi is buried.
  • The Nicchioni a huge Roman niched substructure of uncertain purpose, the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre
  • The Renaissance palazzo Vignola.

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