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todi

town and episcopal see, Umbria regione, central Italy, south of Perugia. The town, on a hill overlooking the Tiber River, is of ancient Umbrian origin and served as an Etruscan fortress before becoming the Roman Tuder. Its extensive remains include an Etruscan necropolis, a Roman amphitheatre, theatre, and forum, and ancient and medieval town walls. The Palazzo del Popolo (1213-33) dates from Todi's period as an independent commune, as do the late 13th-century Palazzo del Capitano and the Palazzo dei Priori. The Romanesque and Gothic cathedral and the churches of San Fortunato (1292; 15th-century facade) and Santa Maria della Consolazione (1508-24) are also notable. Todi's manufactures include television sets and wrought-iron articles. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 17,041.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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