Cividale del Friuli is located some 60 kilometers north from Grado. Some might consider the distance as a hindrance, but people interested in cultural and historical tours should keep in mind the trip to Cividale is worth making.

Indeed, much of the tourist appeal of Cividale del Fiuli comes from its reputation of ancient city. It was founded by Julius Cesar in the year 53 BC, and it later became famed for having been the first Lombard Duchy in Italy. Its history is also pegged out by the rule of the Franks and of Venice, and the marks of the rich historical background are still visible, which is precisely why Cividale del Friuli is a must-visit on the cultural and historical tours of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

Thus, the highlights of the architectural patrimony of Cividale refer to the 7th century Tempietto Longobardo (Lombard Temple), to the 15th century Ponte del Diavolo (Devil’s Bridge) and to the Canussio Castle, not to mention the impressively decorated 17th century Palazzo Pontotti-Brosadola. Furthermore, tourists are advised to also visit the remains of the Celtic Hypogeum, as well as two notable museums: the National Museum of Archeology and the Christian Museum. The latter is located in the precincts of the local Cathedral, which counts as the most notable place of worship in Cividale.

Tourists who want to both enjoy their trip to Cividale to the full and be efficient at the same time should resort to the guided tours made available by tourist information office in Cividale del Friuli. The tour is meant to unveil to visitors the highlights of the architectural and historical patrimony of Cividale.

The highlights of the local event calendar are the so-called Mittlefest (a combined art event consisting of theater and music performances) and Palio di San Donato (a major medieval pageant).

Cividale del Friuli Tourist Information Office

For complete details on this tour, as well as for additional information on how to get to Cividale and the like, please follow the indications below:

Cividale del Friuli Tourist Information Office
10, Piazza Paolo Diacono, 33043, Cividale del Friuli, Udine, Italy
0039 0432 710460
0039 0432 710423
[email protected]

Cividale del Friuli, Udine, Italy

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