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Church of St. Fortunato

Todi, Italy
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Ranked #6 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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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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1,179 reviews 1,179 reviews
828 attraction reviews
1,153 helpful votes 1,153 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
7 attraction reviews
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
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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Fresno, California
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209 reviews 209 reviews
59 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

beautiful church in this small town. I lived in the town for two weeks taking a language class. It is a small town but a break from the chaos of Rome. The people are lovely and the restaurants were excellent. Not much to do here but pleasant nevertheless.

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