Todi

Todi is the ideal hub for visiting Umbria and the rest of central Italy. Rome is just ninety minutes away, Florence two hours and Perugia, where Eurochocolate (a huge exhibition about chocolate) takes place every year, at 42 kms. Todi is a city of antique origins, founded by the Umbrian people around 2700 B.C.. Todi name derives from the word “tutere” (border), perhaps to indicate a frontier delineated with respect to the Etruscans. Todi became a Roman colony, but reached its highest glory during the Medieval period when it was enriched with splendid communal buildings and enchanting civil and religious edifices. Among the most eminent figures of Italian literature, Jacopone da Todi, friar and poet, is still famous for having written the first laude (religious hymns) in vernacular Italian. Todi firmly maintains Italian and regional culinary traditions with a number of fine restaurants serving typical, genuine food. There is also the chance to enjoy good local wines such as Grechetto, praised by the ancient Romans, as attested by the great Roman historian Plinio il Vecchio in his renowned Natural History of Wine.

How to arrive

- By airplane: Roma (Fiumicino, Ciampino); Firenze "Amerigo Vespucci"; Ancona "Falconara"; Rimini "Federico Fellini"; Forlì "L.Ridolfi"; Perugina "Aeroporto dell’Umbria" (42 kms).

- By train: national railway network and then Ferrovia Centrale Umbra to “Todi-Ponte Rio”.

- By bus: Fiumicino-Assisi and Roma-Todi lines by Sulga.

- By car: motorway E45 linked to Autostrada A1 Firenze-Roma.

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