The Palazzo del Popolo is a medieval building on the Piazza del Popolo in Todi. It serves as the seat of the town hall of the city and it also houses the Museo della Città. It is also known as Palazzo del Comune or Palazzo del Podestà.
Palazzo del Popolo Todi
The address of the Palazzo del Popolo is Piazza del Popolo (tel. +39 0758 944148). Opening hours Museo della Città: 10:00 to 13:30 3n 15:00 to 18:00 in summer; 10:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 17:00 in winter. Closed on Mondays. Entrance fee: 3 Euro.
History and description
The Palazzo del Popolo is situated at the east side of the square and is also called Palazzo del Comune. The facade was used to be on the Piazza Garibaldi side.
In 1213 the wing overlooking the Piazza del Popolo was added, to hold council meetings. In 1228 the two parts were joined and a floor was added.
To enter the palace, one must first climb a monumental staircase dating from 1267. The bell tower dates back to 1523.
The current appearance is due to a reconstruction under Giuseppe Sacconi and Getulio Ceci, who also added the battlements (1901).
The Museo della Città (City Museum) illustrates the history of Todi.
On the Piazza Garibaldi side, one can still see a staircase and a door where the original entrance used to be.