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“Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cattedrale della Santissima Annunziata

Cattedrale della Santissima Annunziata
Piazza del Popolo Todi, Todi, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 17 things to do in Todi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Although a very plain faced duomo it is well worth a visit. On the rear wall is a huge copy of Michelangelo's Last Judgment. Although it is nowhere near as vibrant, it is an interesting painting. The floor is a sea of beautiful inlaid marble patterns and high overhead is a wooden beamed roof. Colourful frescoes , some vibrant, some fading decorate the walls. A glorious Madonna sits above a side altar. On one wall is an interesting bronze bas relief sculpture of a pope standing on a ship whose prow is a woman with rippling hair like waves. There are magnificent wooden carved choir stalls. And you can take photos.

Visited September 2014
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Latina, Italy
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“Astonishing and silent beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Okay, since you probably have done a lot of steps and slopes to reach main square by foot I guess you feel you can skip steps to enter this church too. Well, keep on and climb to the entrance... Inside this ancient temple of Christianity reveals an astonishing romanic architecture and silent atmosphere of past times. Take time to seat. Echos of Middle Age will wisper gently to your ears.

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“The best kept secret in Umbria - The bishop's Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The palace stands on the left hand side of the Cathedral. Completed in 1593. Bishop Angelo Cesi commissioned Ferau from Faenza known as Faenzone to decorate the interior.The Throne room frescoes feature all the shepherds that guided the diocese from the first bishop to Angelo Cesi in richly coloured portraits. The gallery frescoed by Andrea Polinori features episodes connected with the story of Todi and allegories . The colours are rich and the condition is wonderful. Absolutely stunning

This opened to the public this year, 2014. The magnificent palace of the bishops of Todi is open for guided tours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check inside the Cathedral. It is an absolute must.

Visited September 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Known as Duomo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On the main square. With Consolazione and San Fortunato are the three churches you can't miss visiting Todi. Even because you can walk in just one street for 30 mins and one by one find them all.

Visited September 2014
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“A welcoming cathedral with unique features”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Up a flight of thirty wide stone steps, you reach the wonderful heavily carved wooden door of this Doumo built from the 12-14 th centuries. A magnificent 16 th century rose window with 36 putti faces cast magical light into the church and as we entered a crew of workers were preparing for a wedding laying a path of baby's breath and roses down the central aisle to the altar. Enjoy examining the choir stalls with their panels depicting Renaissance street scenes and check out the medieval faces peering down from the columns.

Visited August 2014
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