National Archaeological Museum

Cividale del Friuli, Italy

National Archaeological Museum of Cividale del Friuli is known for the high medieval archaeology, particularly with regard to the art Lombard. It is housed in the Palace Pretorio.

It was founded at the Palais de Nordis in 1817 by count Michele della Torre Valsassina, before being transferred in 1990 at the Palace Pretorio in Duomo square. The present palace is attributed to Andrea Palladio and was built between 1565 and 1586.

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Founded: 1565
Category: Museums in Italy

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Francis Schneider (5 years ago)
Extensive collection of Lombard artifacts from former Roman city and later Lombard capital.
Matt Bunker (5 years ago)
A fantastic collection of very important early mediaeval finds from the Langobard period. Well worth travelling to pay a visit. It is one of a number of museums in Northern Italy which devotes a large amount (in this case, all) of its space to the material culture of the early mediaeval period, something which is, for some reason (possibly a hangover from the days when pride in germanic heritage was frowned upon) is very sadly lacking in Britain. There are plans to create a museum dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon period in Winchester. If it ever comes to fruition, I hope that it will look to museums like Cividale for inspiration and combine quality and quantity, rather than confirming with modern museum trends in the UK which seem to favour style over substance.
Lello Gnesutta (5 years ago)
Il museo è dedicato alla Cividale romana e longobarda. Il percorso è chiaro, disposto e illuminato al meglio. La storia longobarda dell'area è testimoniata dai corredi funerari di uomini (spade, fibule e croci sbalzate in oro) e donne (pettini e gioielli). Vale la visita anche per il contesto della piccola cittadina che lo ospita.
Alex Gasp (6 years ago)
Very interesting museum. Cividale has a lot of stories to tell. The museum is focused in particular on the Longobardi Kingdom that had in Cividale a very important place. Every first weekend of the month you can access the museum for free and there are also events of every kind (music, conferences and so on). The location is wonderful in the main center of the town. Free parking on the other side of the Natisone river .... just cross the Devil's bridge!
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