Recently while on holiday in Italy, two former UK Grads had the opportunity to stay in Todi Italy. While there they discovered that UK had recently published a study on this Ideal City.
Mark Hunt of Altanta Georgia, ’85 grad from the College of Health Administration and Julie (Anderson) Edwards, ’86 Grad from the College of Business and Economics enjoyed the Umbrian magical town and said, “We can vouch that this is an ideal City!”
Julie also sent us an excerpt from one of the official notes of Todi, which describes why it is known as an ideal city and mentions the research done by UK:
“Founded by the Umbrians (some cite the date 2700 BC). Situated in ancient times on the border between the Etruscan and Umbrian territories, not far from Rome and Florence, Todi has been defined as the most livable town on earth, the “ideal town”, by research of the University of Kentucky for its size, its climate, its hilltop location and for its harmonious relationship to its surroundings.
A striking artistic center in a magnificent position dominating the Tiber valley, celebrated for its Roman and Etruscan remains, for its palaces, its churches and its suggestive medieval environment. Picturesque winding streets, stone buildings, medieval wells, arches, sudden ascents and descents that create various prospective and sudden views of faraway valleys, hills and mountains all contribute to Todi’s unique fascination.”