THE LOMBARDS ON EXHIBITION IN PAVIA, IN NAPLES AND IN SAINT PETERSBURG
The most important exhibition on the Lombards has started in 2017 and for 10 months will illustrate the history of a people which has changed the history. It will be on view in Pavia, later in Naples and, in the end, at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.
On display over 30,000 works and 3 exhibition venues following one another to illustrate the challenges the Lombards faced and that caused the political fragmentation of the Italian Peninsula, and from which many different stories began.
When in 568 AC the Lombards led by Alboin, crossed the Alps, and began invading Italy, the history of Italy changed forever.
The political unity of the Italian Peninsula, which had lasted for 5 centuries, was broken by the arrival of a barbarian people.
Some regions remained under the control of the Byzantine Empire, others started a new phase.
From that moment on, Italy changed, and from being the centre of the Roman Empire, it turned into a land of conquest for other Countries.
Pavia became the capital of the Lombard Kingdom, and from here the tour of the exhibition dedicated to the Lombards begins.
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Lombards ON EXHIBITION in Pavia, NAPLES AND SAINT Petersburg: TICKETS AND INFORMATIONS
Lombards. Un popolo che cambia la storia
Pavia, Castello Visconteo – from 1 september 2017
Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale – from 15 december 2017
Saint Petersburg, Ermitage – from april 2018
website for Italy: www.mostralongobardi.it
Pavia, Castello Visconteo
From Tuesday to Sunday: from 10 to 18; Monday from 10 to 13.
Tickets: € 12,00.
Infoline: tel. 0328/399770
Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Every day, but not on Tuesday: from 9 to 19.30; closed 1 january and 25 december.
Tickets: Intero € 12,00.
Infoline: tel. 081/4422149