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Friulian in Cividale del Friuli

Orsone

Nestled among the vines, Joe Bastianch's once fine diner has gone casual. Come here for a mouthwatering menu of local comfort-food dishes – slow cooked eggs and truffles, ravioli, tartare – alongside Italian-America…
Chapel in Cividale del Friuli

Tempietto Longobardo

Cividale's most important sight is this stunning complex that houses the only surviving example of Lombard architecture and artwork in Europe. Its ethereal stucco reliefs and choir stalls of the darkest wood are unu…
Ceramics in Cividale del Friuli

Tirare

Working with ancient Roman and Middle Eastern techniques, local ceramic artist Stefania Zurchi creates sculptures, reliefs and beautifully decorated utilitarian objects. Her palette evokes the Friulian landscape, mo…
Friulian in Cividale del Friuli

Antico Leon d'Oro

Eat in the courtyard of this friendly, festive place, just over the Ponte del Diavolo, and, if you're in luck, watch a polenta cook stir the pot. Dishes here couldn't be more regional: sublime d'Osvaldo proscuitto c…
Bridge in Cividale del Friuli

Ponte del Diavolo

Splitting the town in two is the symbolic Devil's Bridge that crosses the emerald green Natisone river. The 22m-high bridge was first constructed in the 15th century with its central arch supported by a huge rock sa…
Cathedral in Cividale del Friuli

Cathedral & Museo Cristiano

This 16th-century cathedral houses the Museo Cristiano in a small annexe. Its main treasure, the 8th-century stone Altar of Ratchis is a stunning Lombard relic. Sharp-etched carvings, including a be-quiffed oddly mo…
Gelato in Cividale del Friuli

Al Duomo

Cividale is made for gelato-licking strolls and this cute artisan gelateria is the the town's best. You'll find all your favourite flavours but also some Friulian specialities, including the gubana (from the nut-fil…
Friulian in Cividale del Friuli

Osteria alla Terrazza

A self-appointed champion of all things Friulian, this street-food style osteria and its laneway 'terrace' serves up little trays of salumi, meat balls, polenta and frico, with well-priced wines by the glass. It als…
Cafe in Cividale del Friuli

Central Caffè del Corso

The place on the square for an expertly made spritzer or coffee.