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Il Tempietto Longobardo

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Architectural memory of the longobard rule in Cividale del Friuli

The tempietto, a UNESCO world heritage site, was the main reason we visited Cividale with family... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Maria D
Layers of history

As is usual in Italian towns and cities, signage to places like this monastery is rudimentary at... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
AtticusPenfold
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is the most important and best preserved temple coming from the VII century, after the fall of the Roman Empire, when the barbarian Lombardi ruled in Italy. This temple is under UNESCO World Heritage status. All the restoration works have been completed and now,...More

2  Thank PeppeinVespa
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Reviewed October 5, 2015

We would have liked to explore this attraction in Cividale, but heavy building activities are in progress all over the complex, so at the moment the trek to the temple was disappointing. Better next year (we hope).

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Reviewed August 21, 2018

The tempietto, a UNESCO world heritage site, was the main reason we visited Cividale with family and friends. The small chapel from the 8th century in the Monastery of Santa Maria in Valle of the Ursuline sisters keeps the memory of the longobard rule of...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

As is usual in Italian towns and cities, signage to places like this monastery is rudimentary at best, and non-existent at worst. We eventually found it and entered, realising only later we had found the tradesmens’ entrance thereby avoiding the cost of a ticket which...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

What an amazing little find, perched behind the convent and high on the riverbank. You really get a feel for how this house of worship has changed functions over the centuries. You can view any items that have been removed for restoration and chat with...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

This would have been an effortless 'excellent' rating, but a very large part of this astonishing chapel (the glorious wooden choir stalls) has been removed for restoration in the adjoining Church of St John. Never the less, this tiny 8th century religious site remains a...More

1  Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed July 15, 2017

This is one of the best examples of longobard art ever. It is hidden inside the monastery. Ask the guide at the ticket counter to take you upstairs to the monastery where you can see the facade of the tempietto embedded in the building, and...More

1  Thank boupolp
Reviewed April 17, 2017

After following detour signs which were not well-marked we found Il Tempietto Longobardo. It is a small Christian structure attributed to the Longobards in the High Middle Ages. Inside are some frescoes and a carving of 8 female saints. The Saints have a rather enigmatic...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We payed quite a few Euros to enter this chapel, and it was a complete waste of time and money, as there was nothing to see, as everything was closed and under repair. I find it highly peculiar that they charge people a lot of...More

2  Thank Mer21maid
Reviewed October 12, 2016

A tiny and very moving Lombard baptistery perched over the River Natisone with marvellous 8th century stucco decorations of female saints

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Read in a number of guide books this was worth a visit. It is if you are in this area. With so much to see and do you have to balance out your time. For us it worked well for a day trip. The Monastery...More

1  Thank Andrew A
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is the most important and best preserved temple coming from the VII century, after the fall of the Roman Empire, when the barbarian Lombardi ruled in Italy. This temple is under UNESCO World Heritage status. All the restoration works have been completed and now,...More

2  Thank PeppeinVespa
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