Cividale del Friuli Cathedral

Cividale del Friuli, Italy

The Cathedral (Duomo) of Cividale del Friuli was built in the 15th century over a pre-existing construction built in the 8th century. It is a Venetian Gothic building, finished in the 16th century by architect Pietro Lombardo, featuring interventions from the 18th century also. The interior houses an altar dedicated to the Madonna, in the right aisle, and the altarpiece of patriarch Pellegrino II (1195−1204), a silver retable which had been inscribed in Latin by the means of individual letter punches, 250 years before the invention of modern movable type printing by Johannes Gutenberg.

The Christian Museum annexed to the Duomo houses outstanding examples of Lombard sculpture. It contains some interesting relics of the art of the 8th century. The cathedral contains an octagonal marble canopy with sculptures in relief, with a font below it belonging to the 8th century, but altered later. The high altar has a fine silver altar front of 1185. The museum contains various Roman and Lombard antiquities, and works of art in gold, silver and ivory formerly belonging to the cathedral chapter.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Stefano P. (3 months ago)
Casket of art and faith. Do not miss the medieval wooden crucifix.
Mmuta Bernice (5 months ago)
Cool
W Taka (7 months ago)
Built in the 11th century, the church that forms the archeological site of the world heritage site Aquileia and the basilica of the Cathedral of the Patriarchate. What made this church a World Heritage Site is a mosaic of its entire floor. For some reason, it was filled up during the extension work, so it is very well preserved. The bell tower reuses the stone from the Roman amphitheater.
Michele (17 months ago)
Very nice and ancient.
MD ARIFUL ISLAM SHIHAB (21 months ago)
Nice place in small town Cividale del Friuli near Udine
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