Todi Apartments & Villas (Umbria)
Todi was founded by the Umbrians but came under the influence of Rome between the 5th and 4th centuries BC and, at this time, was called Tutere. Under the Romans Todi became first a municipium and then assumed the status of Colonia Julia Fida Tuder. During the 5th and 6th centuries AD the city suffered considerably from the conflict between the Byzantines and the Goths, and there followed a succession of Longobard invasions until finally King Desiderius and Pope Paul I came to an agreement on the borders between the Duchy of Spoleto and the Papal States of Rome. For a historic and relaxing stay in Italy we recommend renting a Todi Villa or apartment in Todi for your holidays in Umbria.
The Umbrian and Etruscan settlement at Todi developed originally between two hills that are today occupied respectively by the cathedral and the church of San Fortunato. The steep valley that divides the two hills was walled-in with massive travertine buttresses built by the Romans to support the artificially elevated Forum overhead and use the space beneath to build nine enormous interconnecting cisterns under what is now Piazza del Popolo (formerly Piazza Grande).
The road that encircles the walls of Todi leads to the church of Santa Maria della Consolazione. Work on the construction of this impressive monument, which stands on the site of an intensely worshipped chapel, began in 1503 but was not completed until a century later. A host of illustrious names have been credited with the design of this building, including Bramante, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and Cola di Matteuccio da Caprarola. Recent documents indicate that the project was probably the work of Bramante. The building works certainly attracted an equally notorious array of collaborators such as Peruzzi, Sanmicheli, Vignola, Galeazzo Alessi, Ippolito Scalza.
For a truly Umbrian holiday in Italy the ancient settlement of Todi is a great location to rent a Todi Villa or self catering Todi apartments. Todi is an interesting village to stay for the holiday if you like art and history.
Umbria Villas and Apartments