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Virtual Tour of the Painted House

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For the ages, we are still locked down due to Covid-19… ! In this unthinkable situation, the Comune of Todi is arranging some virtual, cultural conferences and tours in order to bring “culture at home”. Last week I had the pleasure of cooperating with this project,  virtually touring in the Painted House in Todi! The […]

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Celebrating the Annunciation to Mary in Todi

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Today, March 25th, the Catholic Church is celebrating the Annunciation to Mary. Three churches in Todi  are dedicated to the Santissima Annunziata: 1) The elegant and imposing Duomo of Santissima Annunziata, the main church in town, overlooking Piazza del Popolo. The Annunciation scene is represented many times in the church as bas-reliefs, inlays, and stained […]

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Pongelli Palace

Located in the lovely district of San Silvestro and set between two precious medieval treasures ( Scannabecco Fountain and Sant’Ilario church ), the Pongelli Palace is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance architecture. According to tradition, this elegant building was erected in the late 16th century incorporating some medieval houses belonging to the Benedettoni family, […]

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La Bottega Magica: L’ebanista

Let’s go on browsing the many excellences of our Todi! This time we are walking down Via della Maleretta, a steep alleyway along the main Via Santa Prassede. In a small, but bright room looking over a nice internal courtyard, we meet Mr. Mario Battistoni, one of the most expert wood worker in town…even if […]

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Once upon a time in Todi, a shoemaker…

In the Middle Ages, solemn processions took place very often in medieval towns to celebrate important events; both religious and political authorities paraded through the streets of the city center which were usually embellished with flags and banners. Among the most important people parading were the Priori, the representatives of the Guilds: the Priori of […]

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