|Ivrea, like other Italian places, has a lot of precious historical testimonies, but they are not all evident or easy to discover because they are in places which are not accessible to everybody.|
|For example, in the town-hall archives there are the Statutes: medieval law
collections that regulated Ivrea people's lives.
In Ivrea's Diocesan library there are other important treasures:
Some important musical Codex:
|In fact already in the early Middle Ages, Ivrea, thanks to
Lothario, (Charlemagne's nephew) was an important cultural center: in 925 Lothario founded
a "studium" (university) managed by the bishop.To make the studium even more
important, in the year 1000 Warmondo,
Ivrea's bishop, created a "Scriptorium" where copists, draftsmen and
"alluminators" (those who painted images and letters) made precious and artistic
Many works have been lost, but the part that has been presevered is a real treasure composed of many parchments and 129 manuscripts.