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Fratta Todina

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The town's name refers to the long term friendship, that Fratta, shared with Todi. Municipality in the province of Perugia, located on a hill at the confluence of the stream Faena with the river Tiber. It is one of the smallest municipalities of Umbria and the area enjoys a very mild climate and an abundance of fresh air. Due to its centrality, it is a great starting point to reach other important touristic destinations in the region.
The town, already documented at the times of Pliny, was built around a medieval castle and it was, for a long period, disputed between the cities of Perugia and Todi for the control of the territories. It submitted the domain of Todi for an extended period of time, even after the troops of Perugia, in the first half of the XIV century, had the better of the enemy. During the XV century, Fratta Todina was enlarged and fortified but over the centuries, it became more a prime location for holidays, rather than a fortified shelter: a preferred resort for the Bishop of Todi. Even after being proclaimed municipality, the town with Todi, several significant historical events. In the XIX century, it was tied to the municipality of Marciano, until it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.

Attractions:
- the XIX century Parish Church of San Savino and San Michele Arcangelo, which houses a famous copy of the Deposition by Federico Barocci, as the original is stored in Perugia;
- the XVIII century Parish House, built on the remains of an apse of a Romanesque church;
- Palazzo Altieri, of ancient origins, which was the seat of the Bishops of Todi. Enlarged in the XVII century, it was embellished with beautiful gardens and spectacular water fountains;
- the Monastery of Spineta, linked to the life of San Francesco;
- the Fountain of the Bishop, restored on request of the Cardinal Gualtiero;
- the Castle Walls, which were built between the XIII and XIV centuries;
- the Civic Tower.

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