information on the various museums, please refer to the portal: Museum
Cividale del Friuli offers each visitor its beauty and traditions.
The historical centre is full of fascinating places and monuments to
visit. The Duomo (XV-XVI century) and the Palazzo del Comune (Town
Hall) (XIV-XV century) are evidence of the joint historical presence
in town of the political and religious powers, Piazza Paolo Diacono
leading to Piazza San Giovanni and to Stretta della Giudaica that
leads to the most ancient medieval house in Cividale, the suggestive
Borgo Brossana and its Piazza San Biagio with the small church and
bridge to the Tempietto Longobardo (Longobard Temple) (VIII-IX
century). Going upwards you can see the Maggiore Monastery with the
Convent of the Orsoline Nuns, the Pozzo di Callisto (Callisto’s
Well) (VIII century), the Ipogeo celtico (Celtic hypogeum) and the
Church of San Francesco.
Among the main museums in Cividale del Friuli is the National
Archaeological Museum that rises on the ample Piazza del Duomo
inside the Palazzo dei Provveditori veneti (Palazzo of the Venetian
Superintendents) that preserves evidence of Roman and Longobard
settlements in Cividale as well as other treasures.
The province too is full of places to visit: Castelmonte, the
Grottoes of San Giovanni d'Antro, Udine.
to be forgotten is the Friulian food and wine traditions with prestigious
Friulian D.O.C. wines produced in the Collio hills and frico with
polenta (a cheese wafer with cornmeal), musetto con la brovada (tasty
pork sausage with turnips macerated in wine), salami in vinegar
with onions, bean and barley soup, gubana (a typical cake), strucchi
(small pastries) and other tasty local gastronomy.