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Cividale del Friuli, Italy

Cividale del Friuli (Friulian: Cividât, locally Zividât; German: Östrich; Slovene: Čedad) is a town and comune (municipality) in the Regional decentralization entity of Udine, part of the North-Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The town lies 135 metres (443 ft) above sea-level in the foothills of the eastern Alps, 15 kilometres (9 mi) by rail from the city of Udine and close to the Slovenian border. It is situated on the river Natisone, which forms a picturesque ravine here. Formerly an important regional power, it is today a quiet, small town that attracts tourists thanks to its medieval center. 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. Cividale del Friuli is a picturesque municipality in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, which is home to some of the most beautiful and historic sights in the entire country. The town was founded by the Lombards in the 5th century and is an important centre for Friuli's culture and history.

Cividale del Friuli is a busy place. There are many churches, some of which date back to the 15th century and bear witness to its original beauty. A remarkable building is the Castello di San Martino, a 13th century castle, considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved buildings of the period.

There are many picturesque places to visit in Cividale del Friuli, from quaint alleys and old buildings to museums and art exhibitions. Some of the most important sights in the town include the Ponte del Diavolo, an ancient and picturesque stone bridge, the Teatro Comunale, a 19th century theatre, and the Chiesa di San Martino, a 14th century church built in honour of St Martin.

Cividale del Friuli is a wonderful place that offers many insights into the long history of the region. It is a great place to discover the rich culture and history of Friuli. It is a place to admire the beautiful sights and explore the picturesque alleys while enjoying some of the best Italian cuisine.