Cividale del Friuli Travel Guide

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Cividale del Friuli Things to Do

  • Duomo e Museo Cristiano

    The construction of this Venetian Gothic building came back from the middle of the 15th century by Bartolomeo delle Cisterne. After the collapse of a right pillar, which destroyed part of the church in 1502, the reconstruction of the monument was made by the architect Pietro Lombardo, who modelled it after the Gothic-Renaissance style. The church...

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  • Tempietto Longobardo

    Saint Mary in Valley Oratory or Little Longobard Temple represents the most complete and the most intriguing Upper Middle Ages monument. The building is formed by a square room with a cross-vault and by the presbytery with three little barrel aisles, it is also characterized by beautiful finely stucco decorations of six feminine figures, probably...

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  • Ponte del Diavolo

    The first news about this bridge go back to the 13th century. At the beginning it was a wooden structure, but in 1422 a stone bridge, planned by Iacopo Daguso from Bissone, began to be built and the construction was followed by Erardo from Villacco and were finished by Bartolomeo delle Cisterne. In October 1917 the bridge was blown up by Italian...

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  • La Casa Medioevale

    The construction of this medieval house, believed as the oldest house of Cividale, dates back to the second half of the XIV century, and it was once a goldsmith's workshop.The building was built on a former structure, probably a tower, as the square stones of the right external wall seem to show. Inside one can find a medieval fragment belonging to...

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  • CIVIDALE DEL FRUILI- Old Town Gate

    Cividale del Fruili is a charming medivial town of Venetia, Italy. It is situated on the river Natisone, which forms a picturesque ravine here.My photo, shows the old town's gate on the southern side of the town.

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    And this is the end of our strolling throughout the charming medivial town of Cividale. On the photo one can see still well preserved city walls and one of the entrances to the town.

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    I took this photo, when these two building attracted my attention - the Church and the Residental building located side by side. It seemed very strange to me.

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    Some more civic houses with colourful facades. Windows are fitted out with charasteristic shutters. This street isn't in a very center of Cividale and it's a bit wider.

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    This photo of the Natisone River was taken in our way back. A bridge in the background isn't the Devil's bridge. Rapids of the river attracted my attention and I took this photo.

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    In this small alehouse, we made a break. We were impressed with many beauties and treasures which house the town of Cividale, Pleasantly tired , a warm cup of tea, or coffee or even a drop of strong drink did so good to us.

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    Paving square pass on to the narrow street among those mysterious old buildings. They still defy the time. What a stories and events had seen these old walls during the centuries.

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  • CIVIDALE - the Tempietto Longobardo

    The Tempietto Longobardo is almost a quadratic building, built in 8th century. During the centuries, it was reconstructed several times.The photo was taken inside the Tempetto and you can see the pews dated back to the 14 th century.

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  • CIVIDALE The Lombard Temple

    Tempietto Longobardo (the Lombard Temple) was originaly the residency of Lombard's King, At the end of the 1800's it belonged to the Urshuline nunnery. They donated it to the community of Cividale. On the photo: The six feminine statues that have been thought figures of saints and four of them have been identified as martyrs. They looks like made...

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    Another detail from the inside of the Tempietto. The frescoes date from the XI to the end of XIV century. Many of them have been recently moved and exposed in the Christian Museum and the archaeological Museum.

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    Just a short walk from the public square of the Duomo you reach to the Tempietto Longobardo (the Lombard Temple). This photo was taken at the entrance to the Temple. It is situated on the bank of the Natisone river.

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    Another beautiful corner. Outdoor caffe was totaly empty at the moment, so was the square. However well kept heritance of centuries old houses was worth to see.

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    In the middle of the Piazza P. Diacono this beautiful monument is erected. In the background there is seen a building known as Pablo Diacono's house. I can imagine, how lively is there in the square during the main season.

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    It was raining on the day we visited the town of Cividale. This square is named Piazza P. Diacono, after historian Paul Diacon. The second house from the left is the house where he was born.

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    This medivial town is simply joyfulness for tourist and photographer. No matter where you look, you always find a motive worth to take a picture of. This beautiful square is encircled with colourful old buildings.

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    A closer view onto the same building. Pay attention to beautiful painting facade, a small semicircular wrought iron balcony, window's shutter. Even planted flowers aren't missing.

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    Especialy interesting is this beautiful building. If you enlarge the photo, you'll see painted facade, beautifuly shaped windows and flowers in the window-boxes.

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    It was raining on the day, we visited the town of Cividale, and the streets were almost empty. On this photo you can see an old house again, with well - kept details .

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  • CIVIDALE - Narrow street

    One of the narrow streets that usually leads to the square. Most of those narrow streets are cobbled and I think they could be quite slippery when raining.

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  • CIVIDALE - a sight

    This photo is focused onto the window of one of numerous old houses in the town of Cividale. All details (click to enlarge the photo please) of the building are restored carefully.

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    Strolling around this medivial city, on that rainy day I admired all those so well kept houses. After earthquake, they renovated badly damaged houses, they still do. It is noticed that they do the best to preserve their former appearance.

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    A close view onto a small window of the craftman's workshop. Very small window, with wooden shutter, and of course - a window box with flowers.

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  • CIVIDALE - a Craftsman's workshop

    Strolling around this delightful place you' ll pass by this craftsman's workshop. The building has survived from the Middle ages, and I beleive it has been photographed many, many times.

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    This is a view in the derection of another sight, really "a must see" one - the Templetto Lombardo. See how steep and rocky is the bank of the river,and howe beautiful colored houses are visible from the bridge, and the campanille of the church...

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  • CIVIDALE - View from the Devil's Bridge.

    Here is another photo, taken from the Devil's Bridge. The view of the town deserves to have some photo taken. Thhese old buildings look like grow up from the water.

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  • CIVIDALE - a sight

    This photo taken from the Devils's Bridge is focused onto the old buildings located just over the bridge. In the back there is the campanille and Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta (seen just a tiny piece)

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Cividale del Friuli Local Customs

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    by scanos Updated Jan 13, 2006

    There are a number of cafes and bottiglieri in which the locals indulge in the local wine. Very well priced, join the townsfolk in their latest tipple, especially the small cafe adjacent to Hotel Pomodoro.

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Cividale del Friuli Favorites

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    by Tetreus Written Mar 9, 2006

    Favorite thing: Our friends from Frisia in the Netherlands came to visit us one day !
    We took them to Cividale to show them how nice this little town is.

    Picture:
    Menno, Dieuwke, Janine and Andrea

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