Lombard Temple and Santa Maria in Valle Monastery

Cividale del Friuli

Lombard Temple and Santa Maria in Valle Monastery

Built in the 8th century as a chapel for the Benedictine Convent of Santa Maria in Valle, the Temple is an extraordinary example of early medieval architecture, featuring Byzantine frescos.

Tempietto Longobardo (Longobard Temple), an extraordinary example of high Medieval western architecture, is one of the most famous worldwide buildings in Cividale. It is made up of a square wing with its crosslike vault and the presbytery with the three barrel naves, is characterised by Byzantine frescos and stucco decorations.

Its origins and functions are not completely clear: the prevailing hypothesis dates the building to the second half of the 8th century and it is thought to have been the chapel of a Benedictine convent. Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype

Tempietto Longobardo e Monastero di Santa Maria in Valle
Via Monastero Maggiore n. 34
33043 Cividale del Friuli(UD)
ph. +39 0432 700867 (ticket office)
ph. +39 0432 710460 (tour reservation)

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