Longobards in Italy, Places of Power (568–774 A.D.)

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Longobards in Italy. Places of Power (568–774 A.D.)
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iii, vi
Reference 1318
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2011 (35th Session)

Longobards in Italy, Places of Power (568–774 A.D.) is the official name given by UNESCO to seven groups of historic buildings that reflect the achievements of the Germanic tribe of the Lombards (also referred to as Longobards), who settled in Italy during the sixth century and established a Lombard Kingdom which ended in 774 A.D.

The groups comprise monasteries, church buildings, and fortresses and became UNESCO World Heritage Sites in June 2011 as they testify "to the Lombards' major role in the spiritual and cultural development of Medieval European Christianity".[1]

List of sites

Cividale del Friuli (Province of Udine)

The Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex[2]


The monumental area with the monastic complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia[3]

Castelseprio (Province of Varese)

The castrum with the Torba Tower (later part of Torba Monastery) and the church outside the walls, "Santa Maria foris portas"[4]

Spoleto (Province of Perugia)

The basilica of San Salvatore[5]

Campello sul Clitunno (Province of Perugia)

The Clitunno Tempietto[6]


The Santa Sofia complex[7]

Monte Sant'Angelo (Province of Foggia)

The Sanctuary of San Michele[8]

See also


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