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Church of St. Fortunato

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Address: Todi, Italy
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This beautiful Gothic church is situated in the charming medieval village...

This beautiful Gothic church is situated in the charming medieval village of Todi, an important historical and artistic center.

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The most interesting church in Todi

Approach is via two steep flights of steps, zig-zag paths with steps, then two more flights of steps - but it's well worth the effort of getting there! The entrance deserves... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Approach is via two steep flights of steps, zig-zag paths with steps, then two more flights of steps - but it's well worth the effort of getting there! The entrance deserves close study - the detailing in the stonework is well preserved, quite witty in places and highly decorative. The inside is simple and airy, with remnants of frescoes and... More 

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Leederville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The church is humble but has a rich history. The tomb of Jacapone is downstairs but the view from the tower is unrivalled in Todi. You can see for miles and get a great perspective of Todi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This is an absolutely gorgeous Church inside. The outside is very deceptive. The architecture and the clean lines and beautiful music playing inside is heavenly. This is such a peaceful setting! Come and rest.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is a fabulous church, found on the main road into Todi. It's not so opulent as some in Italy, but the very simplicity of it is its charm. Recently it has undergone some renovation.to reach the church you have to climb a lot, and I mean a lot of steps! I found the best way was to sort of... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Saint Fortunato beckons from above in all its largesse- teasing with its unfinished, less than imposing two faced unfinished exterior: "Make the piccolo pilgrimage up and in to see what's ahead". How did the Franciscans come to express their values in a Gothic setting, virtually unheard of anywhere? It turns out the church was originally Benedictine, which explains the confusion.... More 

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

The church is different to those in the area, the steps leading up create a design of angles and lines making it look more imposing than it really is. Beware the road at the entrance is in use and cars do shoot by in mad italian style. If you walk around the left side and follow the roads as they... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

The facade is beautiful: really impressive, at the end of steps, dominating a little square. Inside, all is white and calm ... Meditative and contemplative location. Underneath, in the crypt, there's the grave of Jacopone da Todi, a friar who wrote "Stabat mater", an inspiring hymn to Mary set to music from Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Rossini and other important composers.

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Located on one side of the Piazza del Popolo, this church is well worth a visit. Apart from its painting of the resurrection it has one of the most vibrant stained glass windows I have seen.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is the largest church in the town and one with the most local ties as Fortunate was an Umbrian dear to Todian hearts. The church was built largely with local funds and encouragement and has an interesting interior with a few paintings of of note. The exterior facade remains unfinished as funds ran out back in history and other... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

When we visit churhes, we are looking for beauty and an education--how pretty is the church and its works of art and how well does the church tell its history. St. Fortunato is austere and bright on a sunny day--a kind of beauty--but there is little art and we found no educational materials. The Bell Tower (2 euros per person)... More 

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