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Church of St. Fortunato

Todi, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Todi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Religious Sites
Description: This beautiful Gothic church is situated in the charming medieval village of Todi, an important historical and artistic center.
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Centreville, Virginia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
126 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Located a short walk away from the Piazza del Popolo, San Fortunato sits at the top of a winding flight of stairs. A blending of Gothic and Renaissance style, the incomplete facade has men and animals popping out of leaves carved around the portals. Sadly the church was not open so we were unable to view the frescoes by Masolino... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Sadly the church does not live up to the location and we were very disappointed with the interior. Would not visit again

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The myth says envious people from Orvieto blinded the architect of this church as the project of S Fortunato seemed to be better than the Duomo di Orvieto. The myth may not be true but this building is truly unique and, although the facade unfinished, it is a must see if you visit Todi

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Sydney, Australia
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1,243 helpful votes 1,243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Get ready for a slight work-out,for it is reached by zigzag paths and broad tiers of stone steps set within neatly clipped and manicured hedges. The facade is unfinished: raw ,weathered bricks divide the upper from the lower part,whose arched central door is framed by clusters of spiral columns,with carvings of vines and human forms -whose richness and vigour are... More

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Titusville, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The art work around the entrance was fascinating when you learned the stories behind the figures. Hearing its history always makes a place much more impressive.

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Aside from the beauty of the interior and the interests therein, it's well worth the trek to the top to enjoy the breeze and take in the fabulous views.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This church is just lovely. With so many churches etc in Italy, they can all become a bit same-y. This church felt calm and serene, with piped choir music giving it an ambience we hadn't experienced in many others. Much nicer than Assisi! The votive candles were real too. What's with the electric ones?!? It needs a LOT of restoration... More

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

i recommend going up the bell-tower, the view is worth the walk up the stairs bellissima vista dal campanile, vale la pena arrampicarsi fino in cima

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Don't miss this, if in Todi. Awe inspiring by its history, setting, and simplicity. No, it is not as grand as Assisi - it was nice to stroll through a more humble sanctuary - and still as powerful.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Todi is friendly and quiet hilltop town, away from the main sites of Umbria but well worth the visit. It has charming atmosphere, and you can enjoy local specialties in one of the nearby restaurants (“Fiorfiore” is my personal favorite). The church itself is standing at the place of an ancient Roman building and its classic Gothic structure originates from... More

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