Todi is an extremely picturesque town with, especially in and around Piazza del Popolo, many magnificent buildings. You can also see remains of both Etruscan and Roman civilisations.
Top 10 tourist attractions Todi
01. Santa Maria Annunziata Cathedral
The Cathedral of Todi is dedicated to Santa Maria Annunziata and was built in the 11th century, probably on the ruins of a pagan temple. The highlight is the fresco by Ferraù da Faenza, “The Last Judgement”.
02. Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo is Todi’s central square, and it is here that the city’s most imposing buildings are located, including the Palazzo del Capitano and the Palazzo del Popolo.
03. Palazzo del Capitano
The Palazzo del Capitano dates back to 1293 and has a Gothic facade. Today it houses an art gallery and the Etruscan-Roman Museum of Todi.
04. Tempio di San Fortunato
The Tempio di San Fortunato is a late 13th-century Gothic church, with fine works of art and a nice panoramic view from the bell tower.
05. Santa Maria della Consolazione Church
The Tempio di Santa Maria della Consolazione was built in the 16th century. Many famous architects (including Bramante) collaborated on this Renaissance church.
06. Parco della Rocca
The Parco della Rocca is the green heart of Todi. It is located among the ruins of what was once the city’s castle. Only the round watchtower still stands undamaged.
07. Nicchioni Romani
The Piazza del Mercato Vecchio features the Nicchioni Romani, “Roman niches” that probably formed part of a Roman basilica.
08. Palazzo del Popolo
The Palazzo del Popolo was built in 1214. It is characterised by an arcade and a magnificent battlement. Today it houses the Museo Comunale.
09. Piazza Garibaldi
The Piazza Garibaldi is named after the Italian freedom fighter whose statue stands in the middle of the square.
10. Palazzo dei Priori
The Palazzo dei Priori is Todi’s current town hall, but was built back in the 14th century. The beautiful bell tower is slightly younger than the palace itself.
More points of interest in Todi
Chiesa del Crocifisso
Fontana della Rua o Cesia
The Palazzo Vescovile (“Bishop’s Palace”) has a courtyard witn an entrance gate designed by Vignola.
The Palazzo Rolli is named after Paolo Rolli, who translated Milton into Italian. It was designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and was formerly called Palazzo Cesi.
The Fontana di Scannabecco was built in 1241 by the city’s then Podestà, Scannabecco dei Fagnani. The fountain’s tubs are located under an elegant portico with seven semi-circular arches.
Todi boasts three protective city walls surrounding the town, built in different eras. Much of the medieval wall in particular remains.
The Santa Prassede Church is one of the main attractions in the medieval Borgo district, located on the south side of the city between the two outer walls.
The Montesanto Monastery with its church is located just outside the city.