Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.)
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.