The Longobards in Italy, Places of Power, 568 – 774 A.D. comprises seven groups of important buildings (including fortresses, churches, and monasteries) throughout the Italian Peninsula. They testify to the high achievement of the Lombards, who migrated from northern Europe and developed their own specific culture in Italy where they ruled over vast territories in the 6th to 8th centuries. The Lombards synthesis of architectural styles marked the transition from Antiquity to the European Middle Ages, drawing on the heritage of Ancient Rome, Christian spirituality, Byzantine influence and Germanic northern Europe. The serial property testifies to the Lombards’ major role in the spiritual and cultural development of Medieval European Christianity, notably by bolstering the monastic movement.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Plants and animals en it||36.3km||site_izi|
|Historical en it||36.4km||site_izi|
|Architecture and Landscaping en it||36.4km||site_izi|
|Monumento ai Lupi di Toscana||2020||36.3km||site_ao|
|Palmanova Star Fort||2019||23.1km||site_ao|
|The Mummies of Venzone||2019||34.9km||site_ao|
|Cave del Predil||2018||40.1km||site_ao|
|Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia||1998||36.6km||site_whs|
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