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The Longobards also stood out for trade above all with Venice and Comacchio, ports of discharge of Eastern Byzantine products which could be reached by inland waterways and rivers.
Andrea Dandolo wrote that about the year 715 the Venetians were probably granted by King Liutprand several privileges pertaining to trade in his land.

At the beginning of 8th century Longobard merchants took part in the fair of St. Denis, also attended by the Anglo-Saxons and Frisians; even the Alps were crossed through the passes of Monginevro, Moncenisio, Gran San Bernardo, San Bernardino, Brenner, all routes where numerous Longobard objects were discovered. Besides, more or less significant traces remained in different areas of Northern Italy.

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