Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.) is a world heritage site, listed in 2011. It consists of 7 components around Italy.

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The Longobards or Lombards was a Germanic tribe that ruled much of the Italian peninsula during the Early Middle Ages. Lombardian architecture was a synthesis of Roman, Byzantian, Germanic styles, and they played a "major role in the spiritual and cultural development of Medieval European Christianity". Seven fine and notable examples of Lombardian religious architecture around Italy make up this world heritage site.

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Map of Longobard sites
  • 1 The Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex, Cividale del Friuli.
  • 2 The monumental area with the monastic complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia, Brescia.
  • 3 The castrum with the Torba Tower and the church outside the walls, Santa Maria foris portas (10 km northwest of Tradate).
  • 4 The basilica of San Salvatore, Spoleto.
  • 5 The Clitunno Tempietto (between Trevi and Spoleto).
  • 6 The Santa Sofia complex (Benevento, 20 km north of Avellino).
  • 7 The Sanctuary of San Michele, Monte Sant'Angelo.

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