The Longobards, an ancient people coming from Scandinavia, after long migrations invaded Italy in 568 and occupied it almost entirely. During their rule, Spoleto became the capital city of the Duchy of Spoleto, spanning across most of Central Italy.
Late studies recognized the central role that the “long-bearded people” had in the passage from the Roman Empire to the Carolingian one, wiping away the concept of decadence that was generally associated to such period before.
The acknowledgment of the Longobards’ role led to the inclusion of the serial site “The Longobards in Italy” in the UNESCO WHL, that shows the most important Longobard evidences in the peninsula.
Among the most important evidences of the Longobard rule across the lands of the Duchy of Spoleto, there are the funeral outfits coming from the Nocera Umbra necropolis.
Finds include jewels worn by Longobard women, such as silver br...