Urban Landscape of Todi, Umbria, Italy

The Church of “San Fortunato” was started between the thirteenth and fourteenth century, with the construction of the choir and two of the four arches; then the work resumed in the early fifteenth century, ending in the second half of the fifteenth century.

The Church, dedicated to the Patron Saint of the city, is characterized by an unfinished façade, a work by Giovanni Santuccio da  Fiorenzuola, with a large central door, two side, and a bell tower, surmounted by a pyramidal spire. The interior has three naves. In the crypt, Jacopone da Todi (1230-1306) is buried, one of the most important Italian poets of the Middle Ages, who was the initiator of religious poetry in Italy, together with St. Francis (1182 ca.-1226). Among the works of art in it, we mention the “Madonna and Child with two Angels”, 1432, by Masolino da Panicale (1383-1440 ca.), some frescoes of Giotto’s school and a beautiful wooden choir by Antonio Maffei (16th century).