The Venetian conquest of the ‘Patria del Friuli’ opened a new age that was closed with the end of the Republic ratified by the Treaty of Campoformido in 1797.
Category - Friuli
In the Roman age the current territory of Friuli, named after ‘Forum Iulii’ (Julius’ market), was included in a much more extended province, ‘Venetia et Histria’, that had its chief city in Aquileia.
Friulian Middle Ages began in 568 with the foundation of the Lombard duchy and ended in 1445 with the end of the patriarchal State.
The recurring terms, mostly as synonyms, to indicate Friuli in late Middle-Age documents are ‘Terra del Friuli’ (Land of Friuli), ‘Chiesa Aquileiese’ (Aquileian Church), ‘Universitas Foroiuliensis’ and ‘Patria del...
The ethno-linguistic element is the strongest for Friulian identity.