is an emerging hill town. It still functions as an agricultural center
but is increasingly becoming a tourist destination. Iron Age remains suggest
3000 years, or more, of continual habitation.
is believed that, in ancient times, the area was occupied by the Umbrians.
There remain, none the less, many Etruscan influences as demonstrated
in the ancient tombs near Todi. These gravesites have yielded some fine
treasures, the most famous of which is an image of Mars. A copy of this
figure can be seen in the local museum in the Palazzo del Capitano in
Todis historic center. The original bronze statue is now located
in the Vatican museum in Rome.
km from Castel di Fiori.