Todi is a beautiful town that sits upon a hilltop in Umbria, Italy. Its decadent architecture and medieval buildings create the perfect canvas for every tourist’s scrapbook. This picturesque medieval town provides bountiful views of the beautiful Tevere Valley and as it’s located just a few short kilometres from Perugia and Orvieto, the town contains countless treasures and plenty of opportunities to explore. Todi offers a truly Italian experience and while it’s adorned with a steady stream of tourists, it still remains very much undisturbed. Discover everything that Todi has to offer, from authentic food to culture-rich buildings. In Todi, there’s always something new to explore!
1. People watch at the Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo, also known as Palazzo del Popolo, is the perfect place to begin your tour of Todi. The heart of the city is overlooked by some of the most beautiful and significant buildings of this historic town. It’s known to be one of the most photogenic piazzas in central Italy and it’s not hard to see why; the understated serenity of the surrounding areas provides a beautiful place to escape everyday life. The city square is the perfect place to spend a summer’s afternoon, watching people dash about and enjoying the remarkable structures that surround the piazza. Considered to be the largest meeting point for locals in Todi, it’s no secret that the square is home to some of the most prestigious buildings in Todi, including the Annunciation Cathedral and the Captain’s Palace.
Piazza del Popolo
Address: Piazza del Popolo, 06132 Todi PG, Italy
Website: Piazza del Popolo (in Italian)
2. Observe the beautiful Santa Maria della Consolazione
This Renaissance-style pilgrimage church is truly a sight to behold. With its distinguished dome, symmetric plan and high walls, this church will have you admiring its beauty from both near and far. The structure of the church is unbelievably beautiful and will leave visitors in total awe of its impressive features. It’s no wonder that the Santa Maria della Consolazione is the most photographed building in Todi, as it is well-known for its outstanding geometric features. The temple of Santa Maria della Consolazione is located at the edge of the hills of Todi and is truly one of the most remarkable pieces of Renaissance art existing in Umbria. Tourists from all around the world travel to Todi to stare in bewilderment at this true masterpiece of architecture. Its impressive interior is almost as spectacular as its exterior and you can enjoy visits to the church regardless of religion or faith.
Santa Maria della Consolazione
Address: Viale Consolazione, 24, 06059 Todi PG, Italy
Website: Santa Maria della Consolazione
3. Museum and Art Gallery - Civic Museum
The Civic Museum overlooks the main town square and provides a plethora of rich and varied culture. View various archaeological collections, ancient textiles and an interesting collection of ceramics. This museum is a must-see for those truly interested in absorbing every ounce of culture on their trip to Todi. Embellished with a wonderful collection of the most beautiful art pieces, the Civic Museum will provide a delightful experience for everyone attending. Tickets are priced between €3 and €5 and kids under 10 go for free!
Opening Times: 10am- 1pm/ 3pm- 5.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
Address: Via Danzetta, 14 - 06121
Website: Civic Museum
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4. Relax and unwind at Roccafiore Winery
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Surrounded by vineyards and woods, the modern building that is the Roccafiore winery will provide you with the most relaxing experience in a truly tranquil atmosphere. Encompassing everything environmentally friendly with passion and precision, every bottle of wine is made with attentive care, on premises that are constantly monitored for quality control. The perfect balance of well-thought out ingredients, as well as the picturesque landscape, provides the quintessential combination of elegance and flavour. Welcoming wine lovers from every corner of the globe, Roccafiore Winery offers both connoisseurs and amateurs alike the opportunity to discover the heart of the company, through winery tours and tastings.
Opening Times: 9.30am- 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday
Address: Località Chioano 06059 Todi – Perugia
Website: Roccafiore Winery
5. Cattedrale della Santissima Annunziata - Todi Cathedral
Known as the most important Catholic worship site in Todi, the cathedral is located in the Piazza del Popolo and sits proudly on top of a staircase. Despite having been modified a number of times over the years, the cathedral still emanates elegance and sophistication. Admire the decadent architecture of both the interior and exterior of its Romanesque façade and enjoy the views of the Piazza del Popolo from the top of the staircase. The cathedral will provide visitors with a sense of tranquillity and peace so that worshippers can enjoy the religious aspects of the structure.
Cattedrale della Santissima Annunziata
Address: Todi, Umbria, Italy
Tip from tour guide
The Chiostrino dei Voti of Florence's Santissima Annunziata hides alchemical and esoteric meanings.
The ten columns recall the 10 Commandments, six are the roundels, as the days of Creation. In the center is always the One, Creator God (the empty space) on which the Tree of Life with its Sĕfirōt is grafted.
The roundels depict: King David who is the symbol of Keter, the crown. To his right is Joshua pointing to the sun, the symbol of Chokhmah, wisdom. Both represent the element Fire.
Moving forward we find Daniel with lions, a symbol of Binah, discernment, and representing the element Earth. On the next side Jonah. Then follows Noah depicted with the ark. Both represent the element Water. The cycle concludes with Isaiah, representing the element of Fire and Gheburah, the strength.
6. San Fortunato Church
The Church of San Fortunato stands proudly at the highest point of the quaint town, at about 1350 feet (411 metres) above sea level. In order to reach the peak of the San Fortunato Church, one must climb an excessive amount of stairs - but it’s entirely worth it for the view alone. The chapel’s interior will also thoroughly impress those concerned with ancient features, especially as the sun casts attractive shadows over the spacious interior.
San Fortunato Church
Address: Piazza Umberto I, 8, 06059 Todi PG, Italy
Website: Church of San Fortunato
7. Gallerie Della Fabbrica Della Piana
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Discover the plain tunnel of Todi and embark on an underground adventure you won’t be forgetting anytime soon! Tour guides are on hand to provide you with all the information and instruction that you need, in order to make your experience a safe and enjoyable one. See the underground tunnel brought to life by the passionate guides and view the history of the town below through an informative tour. The adventure occurs without the need of specialist mountaineering equipment and is also suitable for people who aren’t necessarily trained in mountaineering. You will, however, be provided with flashlights and protective helmets to ensure optimum safety. It is recommended that you spend between one and two hours here.
Gallerie Della Fabbrica Della Piana
Address: Via Andrea Vici 1 , 06059, Todi, Italy
8. Book a winery tour at Cantina Peppuci
The land of wine may not be a physical place on earth just yet, but Italian vineyards may be the closest. During an Italian vacation to Todi, make your way to see an Italian vineyard and go on a wine tasting tour to get a first-look on how authentic Italian wine is made. Cantina Peppuci is a great place to check out for such an experience. Their vast vineyards and lush lands are often visited for its massive space best for weddings, and other special events. The vineyards at Cantina Peppuci is14 hectares (1.39 sqft) wide which guests who will book a tour can see first-hand. They will be able to see the process f growing, cultivating, and processing the wine. Indeed, this wine tour is a great experience for the amateur wine connoisseurs and wine lovers alike, a great day trip away fro your local homestay.
Address: Frazione Petroro, Loc. Montorsolo 3/B 06059 Todi (PG) Italy
Website: Cantina Peppuci
Opening hours: 9:00 a, to 1:00 pm; 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Sundays to Mondays
Be a tourist in Todi
You’ll have such a wonderful time exploring all the fabulous things that Todi has to offer and you certainly won’t get bored anytime soon. Wander around this gorgeous city and revel in the delights of all the wonderful sights!
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