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Have you ever thought about what you put in your suitcase just before starting a trip? 

I bet that in addition to the classic clothes, toothbrush and necessities, at least once you have put a book in your bag, just to fill any empty moments between a walk and a photo.

We want to make books and literature your compass, transporting you to Todi through other people' words.

Recently, the niche of literary tourism is developing more and more as a possibility of union between landscape and culture.

Todi also lends itself particularly well to this type of itinerary by combining genres and historical periods very distant from each other.

The author who introduces us to the city is Gabriele D'Annunzio with a poem which is part of the collection "The Cities of Silence" alongside other urban centers historically the seat of refined and intellectual life.
The choice of putting it on the head is not accidental: as a sort of epic proem, it summarizes in fourteen verses the heart and soul of Todi, rich in important monuments such as the Temple of Bramante, and full of stories that want to be heard.

D'Annunzio will deliver you, at the outer walls, to the hands of the poet symbol of Todi, Jacopo de Benedetti.
The "Laude", and his poetry in general, have a strongly religious character while retaining a heavy criticism of human and earthly nature that made him take a stand against the corruption of the church.
Jacopone will be your Cicerone through the streets of the historical center bringing you to discover the places of his life.You will be amazed from the fascination of Pongelli Palace that a time was his house. From here you can easily reach the church of S.Ilario and the  which are part of the complex. Entering the city you can admire the monument erected in his honor placed at the staircase of the church of S.Fortunato and the fountains of Scannabecco.

Digging a little deeper into the heart of the city you can come across the Historia Tudertine Civitatis, a historical treatise that with its legends will reveal the aura of mystery that surrounds the path of the underground, with its tunnels and galleries that can give you a different view.

There is another person you can't miss out on by choosing Todi as your destination, and this trip could be the ideal opportunity to discover Patrizia Cavalli, one of the most well-known poets on the contemporary Italian scene. Born in Todi and inspired by these places, she jousts her poetry in a very engaging way, without indulging in exaggerated exercises of style preferring the evocation, through the common, of personal memories that are also reflected in the reader. For her brilliant career she received in 2019 the Jacopone da Todi award.
If you wanted to approach his works you can discover "My poems will not change the world" (1974) and "Wonderful life" (2020)

Patrizia Cavalli will not lead you to a specific place but will be the common thread, the red ribbon, that will tie you to Todi and its wonders.