The archeological site of Cividale del Friuli, in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia land of Italy: the first capital of the Longobardi's Kingdom in Italy. Nowadays in Cividale there are lots of musuems and a wonderful view on the Natisone River.
 
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Cividale del Friuli: the first capital of Longobardi's kingdom in Italy

Cividale del Friuli: the first capital of Longobardi's kingdom in Italy

Cividale del Friuli, in the province of Udine, was the first capital of the Kindom of the Longobards in Italy at beginner of Middle Age. The Longobards were a Germanic people originally from the current Scandinavian peninsula. The term "Longobardi" derives from lang and bert, long and beard, and indicated the long beard of these fearsome warriors who invaded Europe in the early Middle Ages. The Lombards knew the Christian faith also thanks to the conversion of the Queen Teodolinda.

The large historic center of Cividale is built entirely of stone. In the monastery of Santa Maria in Valle the Longobard temple can be visited with a wonderful view of the Natisone river, sorrounded by a green nature and a memorable landscape.

Inside the village there is a rustic three-storey medieval house that illustrates the habitation, the lifestyle and the customs of the peasants.

Next to the Cathedral of Cividale, from 1457, the Christian Museum includes an audio-visual screen that illustrates visitors the origins and history of the Longobards, and preserves the major masterpieces of Longobard sculptures, like the Baptistery of Callisto and the Ara of Ratchis.

The Achaeological Museum, elected UNESCO World Heritage Site, is full of evidence of the Longobard age of all kinds: weapons, sculptures, goldsmiths, and extensive floor and wall mosaics of the Roman, Hellenistic and Byzantine age, large numismatic collections and golden objects of liturgical furnishings, among which goblets and crosses of the Carolingian age also.

The old station of Cividale, near the current one, preserve evidence of the First World War.

 

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Events in Cividale del Friuli

  • Truc Game
    From 07-04-2020 To 13-04-2020 | Cividale del Friuli (UD)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-04-07 2020-04-13 Europe/Rome Truc Game Ancient and traditional game that takes place in the squares of the village on Easter period. Cividale del Friuli

    Ancient and traditional game that takes place in the squares of the village on Easter period.

    Village of Cividale del Friuli

  • Mittelteatro
    From 03-08-2020 To 09-08-2020 | Cividale del Friuli (UD)
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2020-08-03 2020-08-09 Europe/Rome Mittelteatro Review of theatrical performances at the Adelaide Ristori Theater, realized by school kids. Two performances per day, one in the morning (for schools) and one in the evening (for the public). Cividale del Friuli

    Review of theatrical performances at the Adelaide Ristori Theater, realized by school kids. Two performances per day, one in the morning (for schools) and one in the evening (for the public).

    Village of Cividale del Friuli

  • SS. Donato e Romolo
    21-08-2020 | Cividale del Friuli (UD)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2020-08-21 2020-08-21 Europe/Rome SS. Donato e Romolo Cividale del Friuli

    Village of Cividale del Friuli

  • Natibongo
    From 17-08-2020 To 23-08-2020 | Cividale del Friuli (UD)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2020-08-17 2020-08-23 Europe/Rome Natibongo Ethnic music festival taking place in the Lesa Park adjacent to the Natisone River. Cividale del Friuli

    Ethnic music festival taking place in the Lesa Park adjacent to the Natisone River.

    Village of Cividale del Friuli

  • Spadon Mass
    06-01-2021 | Cividale del Friuli (UD)
    Historical reenactments

    Add to calendar 2021-01-06 2021-01-06 Europe/Rome Spadon Mass Particular religious rite and parade in antique costumes with the historic re-enactment of the entrance to Cividale of Patriarch Marquard von Randeck (1366). Cividale del Friuli

    Particular religious rite and parade in antique costumes with the historic re-enactment of the entrance to Cividale of Patriarch Marquard von Randeck (1366).

    Village of Cividale del Friuli

  • Dan Emigranta
    06-01-2021 | Cividale del Friuli (UD)
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2021-01-06 2021-01-06 Europe/Rome Dan Emigranta Slovenian cultural event Cividale del Friuli

    Slovenian cultural event

    Village of Cividale del Friuli


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