Discovering ‘The World’s Most Livable Town,’ Todi – October 30th, 2021
Let’s head together to Todi, “the world’s most livable city.”
Perched on a double-crested hill overlooking the Tiber River, Umbrian hill town Todi commands splendid views in every direction. Overlooking the valley below, a magnificent Renaissance church seems to be a stalwart guard near entrance to Todi.
Built on site of Roman edifices, stately medieval civic palazzi encircling the main square make this one of Umbria’s most charming piazzas.
And what intriguing and even bizarre sculptures adorn a medieval church dedicated to Todi’s patron saint, San Fortunato.
The October feast of San Fortunato unites all of the tuderti in a week-long celebration of grandissima passione.
From five regions of Italy, hundreds join in the archery and falconry contests and displays of medieval banner-waving.
Join me as we explore Todi’s architectural splendors and share in the exhuberant celebration of the locals.
Many blog notes on Todi enhance my presentation.