Todi: welcome in our fifth Millennium
A visit to the city of Todi, 4000 years of half history between myth and legend
The history of the city of Todi is
measured with the meter of the millennia, and the origins of its foundation
take root in the ground of the myth, as every time happens it proceeds to
bashful in the time so much to fund that the history changes in legend.
Millennia and people have delivered a precious jewel that the talent of the man
has realised to Umbria and the whole world, and the time has preserved,
as Todi appears to us today. Stone by stone, house by house, every generation
has enriched with its own contribution the urban structure with buildings and
structures that, in full harmony, constitute a complex uniform of
uncontaminated beauty. This incessant process extends itself from more than
four millennia, since, as enacted by the legend, the city of Todi was founded
2000 years before the birth of Christ. The concept of '' ancient '' assumes so
new meanings, and is not known anymore if, after having crossed more than 40
centuries, is the oldest city or the most futuristic, projected in its fifth
millennium of life. It's enough to reach piazza del Popolo and to cross
it in long and in wide, to walk in every direction, to beware of every side. If
you will have the impression to find yourself in one of the most fascinating
places to the world, don't be surprised. Maybe it's just like that. If you
aren't satisfied yet, repeat the experiment walking for the streets and the
city squares. The result is guaranteed.
Todi: where the spirit flies
Not too far from Todi, there's Collevalenza
, a small medieval suburb where
the Santuario dell'Amore Misericordioso di Madre Speranza
rises. It's a grandiose spi...
Iacopone, the '' insane '' child of Todi
Iacopo de' Benedetti
, already known by his contemporaries as Iacopone
, is still one
of the most complex religious figures to define. He was born in Todi in
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