Cividale del Friuli

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  • Day76

    Cividale del Friuli

    September 3, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    25.7 km, 590m ascent, 1121m descent, rating medium
    Today we walked with a young Swiss couple and we smashed out the kilometres in great time ....and we had fantastic storm free weather - we could even see the Adriatic Ocean in the distance which is our final destination.Read more

  • Day300

    Out to lunch

    August 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    After leaving the straw house, I popped in to see Cividale. Some say that it was founded by Julius Caesar as "Forum Julii", but archaeologists have found Venetian and Celtic remains from 6 BCE. It became the Lombard capital, taken over by the Franks and renamed "Civitas Austriae" eventually morphing into "Cividale".
    Unfortunately, it was lunchtime when I strolled around so the few potentially interesting sights were closed.
    The bridge is famous though. Apparently the devil helped the townsfolk build the bridge, in exchange for the soul of the first living thing that crossed over it. The locals were canny though, ensuring that a cat or a dog was the first across. Old Nick wasn't too happy about it, but there does not appear to have been any ill consequence.
    Just down the road I found a 3 course lunch for 10 Euros: pasta sald, steak and coffee. Not surprised the town was closed for lunch with deals like that around.
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Cividale del Friuli, Cividale, Cividat, Cividât