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With a very ancient history and traces of the past still clearly visible today, Cividale del Friuli is one of the region's most interesting cities due to its artistic and cultural heritage.
The historic centre is very beautiful and atmospheric, with houses with painted façades overlooking cobbled streets and quiet squares. A visit could begin in Piazza del Duomo, which stands on the former site of the ancient Roman forum, with the majestic 14th-century cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses the Christian Museum, featuring the most important early medieval sculptures from Lombard Italy. Also in the square are the 15th-century Town Hall with a beautiful ogival portico and the National Archaeological Museum, which houses Roman, early Christian and Longobard archaeological finds. Continuing along Via Mazzini, you arrive in the lively Piazza Paolo Diacono Also worth seeing are the Celtic Hypogeum, with a complex of corridors and chambers carved into the rock, and the Oratory of Santa Maria in Valle, known as the Lombard Temple, a rare example of early medieval architecture and sculpture
The Cividale area produces renowned and excellent DOC and DOCG wines from various grape varieties, including Picolit, Tocai friulano, Chardonnay and Sauvignon.