Tempio di Santa Maria della Consolazione, Todi

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Santa Maria della Consolazione is a Renaissance-style pilgrimage church in Todi, Italy. The centralized, symmetric plan, surmounted by a tall dome, distinguishes this Renaissance church, from the more common elongated basilica or Latin-cross designs.Construction begun in 1508, on the flank of the city hill, just outside the walls. The design is often erroneously attributed to Bramante. But construction was begun by Cola da Caprarola, supposedly aided by Baldassarre Peruzzi It has a Greek cross plan: three apses are polygonal and the one on the north side is semicircular. Other architects who helped bring the work to completion were Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Galeazzo Alessi, Michele Sanmicheli, Vignola and Ippolito Scalza. The church was completed only by 1607. The apse is surmounted by a square terrace with 4 eagles at the corners, from which the dome rises. In the interior, the altar houses a miraculous icon of the Madonna. Legend holds that the worker, who was blind in one eye, had the sight of that eye restored, when he wiped it with a cloth that had cleaned this icon. The church was built at the site where the icon had been housed. Twelve niches in the first three apses house giant statues of the apostles. Also noteworthy is the wooden statue of Pope Martin I, a native of the Todi area.
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  • This church is quite old; a landmark in the area. Inside of it is nice, but not particularly beautiful compared to other churches in Italy.  more »
  • Grandiose construction that acciglli the visitor, tourist, Pilgrim, who comes to visit but nice Todi, as if you were to wait and to welcome with its green lawn but surrounds.
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  • Ideal place for ceremonies and of great artistic beauty. Not far from Todi reached on foot by taking a pleasant walk. Parking is around that behind the temple. Must see if you are on holiday in Todi or nearby.
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  • Great view and wonderful the architecture of the interior! Definitely worth to visit if you pass by Todi
  • Brilliant light airy building. Amazing architectural example.
  • Beautiful architecture
  • It has a unique structure, out of mammoth, but inside you'll find a surprise looks so. Well what to say? That those who love like me these things, I recommend a visit. But first check the opening hours
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  • How to reach Todi cannot not see, unique and stands majestically into the sky on a beautiful green lawn.
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