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Tempio di San Fortunato, on Piazza Umberto, was built in 1292 on the site of an older church. The exterior has a Gothic doorway and is decorated with sculptures and inside are 13th-14th-century frescoes and magnificent inlaid wooden choir stalls. The crypt holds the tomb of Jacopone da Todi, a medieval poet and mystic whose statue is outside the entrance.
Todi is the birthplace of Jacopone, who was an early pioneer in Italian theatre, being one of the earliest scholars who dramatized Gospel subjects. He is considered to be the greatest Italian poet before Dante Alighieri. His major shrine is the Church of San Fortunato in Todi. From the bell tower, there are good views of the countryside. Next to the church are gardens and a path leading past the castle ruins and good view spot down to Santa Maria Della Consolazione.