A short trip a few days ago has taken me back, after many years, to visit the splendid Reinassance architecture of Donato Bramante (at least attibuted to him, although there is no certainty) in Todi: the church of Santa Maria della Consolazione, a centralized Greek cross plan of the 16th century, beautiful and austere, with a clear spiritual tension upward that culminates in a dome which is already post-Renaissance. Perfection, equilibrium and unity of space in a bright interior, due to the numerous windows and the light travertine stone used. One of many architectural jewels of Umbria.

La Consolazione di Todi

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