Cattedrale della Santissima Annunziata

Cattedrale della Santissima Annunziata, Todi

Cattedrale della Santissima Annunziata

Cattedrale della Santissima Annunziata
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Pittsburgh, PA50,727 contributions
Couples
The Cathedral church is very peaceful and worth 30 minutes to view it or stop and says a few prayers,
Written September 18, 2017
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Giulio1412
Italy596 contributions
Solo
Don’t get misled by the plain simplicity of the exterior, this church is a gem. Even the exterior, that may look like two square boxes juxtaposed beside each other, will be more and more of your liking as you look at them.
The deep charm of the Romanesque style is in full swing as you enter, when the bright elegant simplicity of the interior welcomes the visitors. As you go in, turn on yourself to admire the huge fresco on the back of the façade, depicting the Doomsday (with clearest reminding of Michelangelo’s work in Sistine Chapel). Look at the unusual small nave along the right-hand nave, with the slender elegant columns with Corinthians capitals and the tall mullioned colored windows with figures of the Saints.
Can't miss the crypt, it has become a museum of sacred art and archeological findings. The beautifully elegant wooden statue of Maria and Child, said to have been made in XII century, called Sedes Sapientiae (the Seat of Wisdom), originally polychrome but the colors are long gone; the bronze statue of a warrior called the Mars of Todi, of pre-Roman times, with unmistakably Greek influences; the marble statues said to belong to the medieval Pisa school; the atmosphere of the crypt itself and the feeling of silence and reflection it induces.
Everything conjures up to make this church a masterpiece, all the more surprising as it is tucked in a small town in the very heart of Italy.
Written October 26, 2015
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RogerAM
London, UK82 contributions
Friends
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.
Written September 24, 2014
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy551 contributions
In my humble opinion, Todi doesn’t offer as much as Perugia or Orvieto, but the Cathedral is very nice and worths a visit. In particular, I loved the painting you can see when you exit.
Written August 10, 2021
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CaptHaddock83
Cheltenham, UK160 contributions
Family
Situated off the main piazza, this catherdral dominates the skyline. Well displayed art was on show in the aisles when we visited. Some English translations are available but generally your Italian would have to be better than mine to understand the explanations to the exhibits.
Written July 14, 2019
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Debbie B
Kalamazoo, MI1,647 contributions
Friends
Quite a grand presence in the piazza. Grand architecture and grand interior. Even has a small museum type area in the dungeon. Had the unique opportunity to attend Mass. Was not totally planned, but it was Sunday and looks like something awesome was going to be happening. Some special celebration was occurring with the bishop there and many other clerical persons and the marching around of a Mary monument of sorts. And I got to Mass on vacay...always special!
Written June 10, 2019
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Pamela F
Powell River, Canada1,340 contributions
Couples
One side of the central square of Todi, the Piazza del Popolo, is dominated by the duomo or cathedral built in the 12th century. Climb to the top of the imposing set of steps leading to the duomo entrance and then pause before entering to turn and look back to the square and take a couple of photos. The things that impressed me most about the cathedral itself were the Romanesque facade, the intricate inlaid carving above the entry, the round rose window above the entry doors (best observed from the inside with light coming through it), the frescoes, the lovely inlaid floors and the interior arches. Note: No entry fee.
Written December 17, 2018
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Couples
Very simple but beautiful Cathedral. Free admission so it’s worth checking out if you’re in Todi for the day Some amazing marble work on the floor as well
Written October 23, 2018
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BARRYBE
Durban, South Africa2,458 contributions
Couples
Situated in the main square of Todi where there are several restaurants,banks and other businesses .There are several parking places below this square with many steep stairs to climb This Church is very impressive from the outside but unfortunately were not able to go inside.
Written September 26, 2018
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reeceyb
Chichester, UK1,283 contributions
Couples
This is a great example of a church as you will find the fresco on the wall the stained glass the vast space. It’s lovely to still be able to see all this considering it’s age
Written June 23, 2018
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