Todi in 1 day

by mirko

{: it} Todi is a marvelous city situated on a hill overlooking the Tiber valley, this splendid village is considered by many to be the "most liveable city in the world".

The current city conformation has developed over three eras, each of which is testified by a circle of walls: pre-Roman, Roman and medieval.

The Piazza del Popolo is the heart of the historic center. This is overlooked by the Palazzi del Popolo, the Podestà or della Giustizia, the Priori and the Cathedral. The Palazzo del Popolo, witnessed in 1218, is built in Lombard style and joined by a large staircase to the Palazzo del Podestà of 1291, with a portico on the ground floor and elegant Gothic three-light windows. On the first floor of the Palazzo del Popolo we find the lapidary museum, with materials from the Roman and modern times, while on the third floor we will find the Pinacoteca, with sacred furnishings, majolica that document the production of the century. from the XII to the XVII, and the Etruscan-Roman Museum. The square is closed by Palazzo dei Priori, founded in the fourteenth century with Gothic shapes, incorporating a quadrangular tower that acts as a pivot to the two central squares. The Cathedral, built in the XNUMXth century on the remains of a temple dedicated to the god Apollo, is characterized by a long access staircase and a beautiful Romanesque facade. Not far away is the XNUMXth century church of S. Fortunato, dedicated to the patron saint of the city and preserves the tomb of the poet Jacopone da Todi in the crypt.

To visit absolutely in Todi is the Temple of Consolation, a building with a central plan built in the sixteenth century on a project and design by Donato Bramante, inside there is an effigy of the Madonna which according to city tradition is endowed with miraculous powers.

{:} {: en}Todi is a marvelous town situated on a hill overlooking the Tiber valley. This stunning village is considered by many “the most liveable city in the world”. The current urban structure developed over three different ages (pre-Roman, Roman and medieval) and each one of them is identified by a circle of walls. Piazza del Popolo is the main square of the old town and includes civil buildings, such as Palazzo del Popolo, Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo dei Priori, and a magnificent cathedral. Palazzo del Popolo is a Langobardic building and is linked to Palazzo del Podestà by a wide staircase built in 1291. The ground floor features graceful gothic three-mullioned windows and a beautiful colonnade. The first floor houses the Museo Lapidario, a museum exhibiting materials from the Roman and modern ages; on the other hand, the third floor hosts the Etruscan-Roman museum and a beautiful art gallery with ecclesiastic vestments and furnishings, but also majolicas dating from the 12th up to the 17th century. Palazzo dei Priori, erected in the 14th century in gothic style, includes a quadrangular tower that divides the two main town squares. The dome, built in the 11th century on the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to the god Apollo, features a long stairway and a beautiful Romanesque façade. Not far from there stands the church of San Fortunato, consecrated to the patron saint of the town; the remains of the poet Jacopone da Todi are enshrined in the crypt. The church of Santa Maria della Consolazione is a must-see: built with a central Greek-cross plan in the 16th century by Donato Bramante, this unique church houses a painting of the Virgin Mary that is believed to have miraculous powers.{:} {: fr} Todi is one merveilleuse petite ville here if it is on the hills and there is the dominant villa on the valley of the fleuve Tiber. Ce bourg est considered la ville la plus vivable au monde. The conformation actuelle de la ville s'est réalisée le long de trois époques différentes, chacune d'entre elles est témoignée par une enceinte de murailles dont la première est la ceinte préromaine, romaine et en époque fin médiévale. The Piazza del Popolo is the main place du center historique. Sur cette place ont été dressés les Palazzi del Popolo, of the Podestà ou de la Giustizia, des Priori et la Cathédrale. The Palazzo del Popolo, built in 1218, est réalisé in Lombard style and est relié à Palazzo del Podesta (du 1291) for a grand escalier; il est caractérisé par a portque au rez-de-chaussée et élégantes fenêtres trilobées en style gothique. Au premier étage du Palazzo del Popolo on trouve le Musée lapidaire où on trouve matériels de l'époque romaine et moderne, tandis qu'au troisième étage est situé la Pinacothèque où sont exposés des décorations sacrés et des faïences réalisées entre le XII et XVII siècles , et en fin, on trouve le Musée étrusque-romain. Palazzo dei Priori est le dernier édifice de cette place: the a été construit en 1300 in Gothic style et se composed of a quadrangular tour et c'est le pivot des deux places centrales. Le Dôme, here at été érigé au XI siècle sur les restes d'un temple consacré au Dieu Apollon, est caractérisé of a long grand escalier à l'entrée et une belle façade en style romain. À quelques mètres de distance if you find the église de Saint Fortunato, du XII siècle, dédiée au patron de la ville. Dans cette église on peut admirer la tombe du poète Jacopone da Todi, conservée dans la crypte. An autre point fort de Todi is the «Temple of Consolation»: this is a construction à plan central here at été édifiée au siècle XVI under the direction of Donato Bramante. À intérieur on peut observer the image de la Vierge Marie, laquelle, selon la croyance populaire, elle possède des pouvoirs miraculeux. {:}

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