Todi is an Italian town of 15,803 inhabitants in the province of Perugia. It stands on a hill 411 m above sea level (the seat of the Municipality is however located at 400 m a.s.l.) overlooking the middle valley of the Tiber.
The municipal territory, one of the largest in the Umbria region, is mostly hilly and is made up of a myriad of small settlements. The main centers, in addition to the city of Todi, are Pantalla and the area of Ponterio-Pian di Porto, which also includes the industrial area of the city.
According to legend, initially the city was to have been built at the foot of the hill, on the left bank of the Tiber, but the tablecloth with which the founders were having breakfast was taken by an eagle who, flying, dropped it on the top of the hill. This event was interpreted as a sign from the gods, so the founders decided to move and build the city on top of the hill.