Of the many reasons that make Umbria so interesting and popular is the fact that this region is the birthplace of Saint Valentine, the famous Saint of Lovers who is celebrated around the world, with great enthusiasm, on February 14th.
Terni in particular is the city of Saint Valentine and it is here, in his land, that events and initiatives are particularly important and celebrated: here are all of the details about the Cioccolentino 2019 event.
The rest of Umbria also offers things to do for anyone wishing to celebrate love – on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year – there are truly many options and anyone especially intending to experience Todi in a truly romantic way, here is a list of some of the most charming places to visit.
Todi and its most charming and romantic sights
The city of Todi offers plenty of cosy and irresistibly romantic views and sights. These undoubtedly include the Oberdan Gardens, with its one-of-a-kind atmosphere and exclusive and breathtaking view of the valley and part of the historical centre.
Impossible not to mention the Nido dell’Aquila (Eagle’s Nest) complex, possibly the city’s most romantic location, with its terrace perched on the hill and framed by the other precious architecture of the former monastery. Now known as the Nido dell’Aquila Theatre, with its entrance from this very terrace, it is also the city’s movie theatre.
The entire Lower Valley, is particularly cosy and charming, the ideal place for lovers to take an unforgettable stroll.
Of the most spectacular sights is the San Fortunato Bell Tower, offering one of the most surprising and exclusive views of the city centre, contending the top position in terms of uniqueness and beauty only with the view from the Palazzo Vescovile (the Bishop’s Palace) on the opposite side of the acropolis.
Another view that one must enjoy is from Piazza Garibaldi, the ideal spot for a break: the typically Umbrian scenery that one can take in from here is truly enchanting.
Other sights, less known but nevertheless strategic for admiring the surrounding panorama, include the street named viuzza di San Lorenzo, which also peaks on the characteristic piazzetta del Montarone, as well as Largo del Bastione, cosy and with a view of the Umbrian valley, stretching as far as the eye can see.
There is almost no need to say it, but one of the most romantic and charming sights in Todi is Piazza del Popolo, amazing during the day and even more magical at night, thanks to the new lighting, recently inaugurated.
Lastly a terrace offering a breathtaking atmosphere and truly privileged view is undoubtedly that of our Hotel Fonte Cesia: splendidly sitting on the monumental fountain of the same name and nestled among the historical buildings of Corso Cavour, it enjoys a truly unique position, all there for you to discover.