Why Visit Todi?:
Todi Tourist Information and Restrooms:
Todi Festivals and Events:
Todi Hotels and Farm Houses:
Hotel Bramante (book direct) is a 4-star hotel 600 meters from the historic center in a convent dating to 1204. For those wishing to stay longer, the hotel offers cooking and painting courses.
- Piazza del Popolo, or people's square, is the large central square built above Roman cisterns (open for visits). This was the site of the Roman forum. On the square you'll find the cathedral and three public buildings from the 13th century. Palazzo del Popolo is one of Italy's oldest public buildings but was restored in the 19th - 20th centuries. Palazzo dei Prioi has an unusual trapezoid shaped bell tower. There's a bar on the piazza where you can enjoy a drink.
- Palazzo del Capitano, next to Palazzo del Popolo, is a grand building with elaborate windows built over a portico. It houses the Etruscan-Roman Museum and the Pinacoteca, art museum. The museums are closed on Mondays. A ticket including both museums and the Roman cisterns cost euro 5 in 2007.
- The Duomo, begun in the 12th century, was built over a Roman temple. It has an outstanding central rose window. Inside are a 14th century altarpiece, frescoes, and inlaid wood choir stalls. Behind the Duomo is a Roman house with a mosaic floor. Beyond the duomo, near the Convento delle Lucrezia, is a great view spot. You'll also see remains of Roman and pre-Roman walls here.
- Tempio di San Fortunato, on piazza Umberto, was built in 1292 on the site of an older church. The exterior has a Gothic doorway and is decorated with sculptures and inside are 13th-14th century frescoes and magnificent inlaid wooden choir stalls. The crypt holds the tomb of Jacopone da Todi, a medieval poet and mystic, whose statue is outside the entrance. From the bell tower, there are good views of the countryside. Next to the church are gardens and a path leading past the castle ruins and good view spots down to Santa Maria della Consolazione.
- Santa Maria della Consolazione is below the town, near the edge of the 13th century walls. It's a large 16th century church with four apses and a beautiful dome and is one of central Italy's best Renaissance churches.
- Santa Maria in Camuccia was erected in the 7th-8th centuries and restored in the 13th century. It's in the area between the two Roman perimeter walls. Underneath the church is an archaeological excavation.
- The former Church of the Trinita' now holds a small museum.
- San Nicolo' de Cryptis was built in 1093 on the site of the Roman amphitheater whose remains are visible in the courtyard.
- Piazza del Mercato Vecchio, or old market, also has some Roman remains.