Todi is a town in the Umbria region of central Italy containing numerous historical and interesting buildings and monuments. Todi is a beautiful town with an adorable piazza for a coffee break and irresistible linen shops. This medieval village features a historical main square, the Piazza del Popolo, which is surrounded by a 12th-century chapel and other ancient camera-worthy buildings.
There is a great deal of art to enjoy – Todi and the surrounding region have a wealth of art among the richest of Italy partly because this Diocese, in the 18th century, controlled more than 500 churches and still today has works of art of inestimable value. While you are in Todi, check out the church of Saint Mary of Consolation.
Church of Saint Mary of Consolation is a Renaissance style church was built to a design attributed to Bramante although other important artists also worked in it. The interior is very bright thanks to the numerous windows and soaring dome.
The building has a Greek cross plan, with four apses and two rows of Corinthian pillars, with capitals carved by Francesco di Vita, Ambogio da Milano and Filippo da Meli in the 15th century. The dome is attributed to Francesco Casella (16th century), while among the works of art, there are statues of the Apostles by the Ippolito Scalza school.
There are many more places of attraction in Todi like Church and Monastry of San Fortunato, Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Cesi Palace, Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and more. It is a good idea to hire a car to go to Todi from other places in Italy and also to move around and check out the places of tourist attraction.
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