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Cividale del Friuli - Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.)

Cividale del Friuli, Italy

Cividale del Friuli (furlanisch Cividât, slowenisch Čedad, deutsch Östrich) ist eine traditionsreiche Stadt im nordost-italienischen Friaul (Region Friaul-Julisch Venetien) mit 11.095 Einwohnern (Stand 31. Dezember 2019).

The Longobards in Italy, Places of Power, 568 - 774 A.D. comprises seven groups of important buildings (including fortresses, churches, and monasteries) throughout the Italian Peninsula. They testify to the high achievement of the Lombards, who migrated from northern Europe and developed their own specific culture in Italy where they ruled over vast territories in the 6th to 8th centuries. The Lombards synthesis of architectural styles marked the transition from Antiquity to the European Middle Ages, drawing on the heritage of Ancient Rome, Christian spirituality, Byzantine influence and Germanic northern Europe. The serial property testifies to the Lombards' major role in the spiritual and cultural development of Medieval European Christianity, notably by bolstering the monastic movement.