Tag: Longobards

  • The Tempietto longobardo of Cividale del Friuli

    The Tempietto longobardo of Cividale del Friuli

    The doorway that gives access to the Tempietto longobardo of Cividale del Friuli not only separates the spaces of matter. It also figures that particular moment of transit, in history and in the figurative arts, that characterized the epic of the Longobards in Italy. In the ancient Roman village of Forum Iulii stands the limen…

  • The Temple of Clitumnus, sacred center of the Longobards

    The Temple of Clitumnus, sacred center of the Longobards

    There are places that, even across the centuries, preserve intact that admirable perception of innate sacredness. A stream of water flowing gracefully in the moonlight on the valley floor; a silent forest of beech and cypress trees, the edge of which declines impetuously along the banks of an ancient spring: the Sources of Campello reveal…

  • The Sanctuary of St. Michael on Mount Gargano

    The Sanctuary of St. Michael on Mount Gargano

    The monumental St. Michael’s Cave, on the Gargano promontory in northern Apulia, is a holy place since time immemorial. It is the place where the Sublime and the encounter with the divine are manifested. According to tradition, the cave was chosen by Archangel Michael, the commander of the celestial militia, as a house of worship…

  • The city of Spoleto and the sense of beauty over the centuries

    The city of Spoleto and the sense of beauty over the centuries

    It is not easy to find a place that takes on the value of a monumental complex [1] as in the city of Spoleto. It is a site of historical, artistic, ethno-anthropological importance that preserves buildings from different eras, admirably integrated with each other. Often, however, the opposite happens: archaeology shows how easy it is…

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