Friday, November 14, 2014

Touring the Hill Town of Todi

We are staying in Collevalenza di Todi.  A small suburb of Todi.  On Thursday we ventured into the hill town of Todi.  This town looks over the Tiber valley.  Artifacts from ancient Etruscan and the Roman period go as far back as 500 BC.  The current town was founded by Garibaldi.    Most towns have a Piazza del Popolo as it means 'the peoples plaza'.  See statue.   No not me, the tall one!
Garibaldi in the Piazza del Popolo

The duomo 1508 - 1607

High schoolers catching the bus


The duomo of Santa Maria della Consolazione sits outside the walled town across the street from the local high school.  This duomo only took 99 years to complete.

We went through Todi's Museo Etrusco-Romano.  Chris and I were the only ones in there, so for 5 euros and with a worn english tour brochure we made our way though to the end.  Then off for some pizza and a walk around the town.   Europe, where the history is.

Mmm, pizza!

Inside the town (note earthquake retro-fitting)
Yes, I did drive on these streets

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