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Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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Address: Piazza del Duomo 13, 33043, Cividale del Friuli, Italy
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+39 0432 700700
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Outstanding collection beautifully displayed

The collections here come from Roman and Lombard Friuli and are cleverly displayed to show the use of the objects and the development of styles with great explanatory material.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The collections here come from Roman and Lombard Friuli and are cleverly displayed to show the use of the objects and the development of styles with great explanatory material.

1 Thank JimmyMack
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

After the lombards (a Germanic tribe) invaded and defeated the byzantine empire in northern Italy in 568, their population started to settle and colonise the area, electing Cividale as their capital. The museum tells the story of this barbarian population which occupied Friuli for two centuries through the many artifacts which were retrieved in the area. While lombards were illiterate,... More 

1 Thank RGR86
Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised to see how comprehensive and well laid out these Lombard artifacts are. One can move through the displays at their own pace. For those that wish to take much time to read all the detailed information provided, they will be intrigued at the painstaking effort put into this presentation of these ancient materials. Truly fascinating to... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

The museum is quite interesting with variety of objects to view. Lots of items discovered in graves. Some of the exhibits got a little repetitive .

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lots of locally discovered roman artefacts, well presented with a fair amount of english narrative. It would be easy to spend 2 or 3 hours wandering around if you are a history buff.

2 Thank G_EvansWales
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a very good museum, partly modern with good explanations (also in English), but partly "old school" with a lot of stuff in cabinets, and explanations only in Italian. Nevertheless it is well worth a visit.

Thank Olle W
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

An amazing collection of local finds, the most impressive being the grave finds from the Lombard Period - It is rare to see so much Dark age material so well presented in one place. Well worth a visit

2 Thank Albia-Newton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

I can not imagine the financing for this level of quality, not only in offerings but presentation. Really professional and academically done. Clarity of explanations in English and Italian were remarkable. The variety and quantity of exhibits was staggering. The history of the area and it inhabitants for hundreds of years are faithfully and accurately presented. Stories of the citizens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is well worth your time as the exhibits were excellent plus having Sonia with us from Discover Friuli. We learned a lot. Discover it yourselves!

1 Thank Mary Sue L
Verbier, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a rare and worthwhile museum, especially for wealth of Lombard material, from 6th to 8th C AD, a Germanic people which apparently originated in lower Scandanavia, migrated south to Pannonia (modern Hungary), thence to Italy in 6thC AD, take advantage of the better climate (like us!) and the weakly defended territory, where Ostrogoths and Byzantines were worn out... More 

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