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Il Tempietto Longobardo

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Hugely interesting

Very interesting complex. Parts of it go back to the 6th century. The Lombard church is charming. I... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Trieste, Italy
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 21 August 2018
Maria D
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Very interesting complex. Parts of it go back to the 6th century. The Lombard church is charming. I suggest the combined 9 euros ticket (the Lombard temple, two museums, the Celtic hypogeum).

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 15 July 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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank boupolp
Reviewed 18 April 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 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

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Mer21maid
Reviewed 12 October 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 27 August 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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