The Borgo neighborhood is located outside the Porta San Prassede, between the second and third city walls of Todi. The district is characterized by its typical medieval houses.
Borgo neighborhood Todi
History and description
Borgo is the southernmost district of Todi and used to be very important because the street to Perugia runs through it.
The growth of the district began at the beginning of the 13th century and in 1244 it came to lie within the third city wall.
Borgo is characterized by the typical streets and alleys of medieval Umbria. The “striped” houses have kept their original appearance, often still with the doors of stores that used to be located there.
Borgo district points of interest
The Porta Perugina city gate is flanked by two bastions, one circular in shape and the other polygonal. It was built in 1548.
The rather small Sant’Eligio Church was built in the 13th century and is partially incorporated into the city wall.
The highlight of the Santissima Annunziata Churchand its adjoining cloister is a beautiful altarpiece by Corrado Giaquinto from the 18th century.
Arch of Santa Prassede.
The Santa Prassede Church was built in the first half of the 14th century. It is flanked by an Augustinian monastery.
The Piazzetta del Montarone was is 1428 the place where the witch Matteuccia di Francesco was burned.