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TODI in Umbria

The wonderful city of Todi sits on top of a rock outcrop in the plain of the River Tevere (Tiber) which flows south to Rome. It is a stunning location with views for many kilometres in every direction. The Romans began to build here in 89 BC and the centre of Todi is still laid out as it was in Roman times with a magnificent square dominated by the Duomo (cathedral) and the Palazzo del Popolo.

Todi was built overlooking the Via Amerina – the ancient Roman road that runs the length of the Italian peninsula. It became rich and famous because for 2000 years it was on the trade route from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean. Along with all the merchants it was also used by Crusaders in the 12th and 13th centuries and by pilgrims on route the Holy Land in the later Middle Ages right up to the 19th century and the industrial age.

Todi has all the modern amenities, shops and restaurants you could desire contained is a medieval architecture. It is still a walled city with four ancient gates with towers.

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