Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica

Aquileia is the oldest of the UNESCO sites in Friuli Venezia Giulia, recognized already in 1998 for the relevance of the archaeological areas and the integrity and extension of the mosaic floors of its early Christian Basilica. The enhancement of the archaeological sites has made it possible to restore the memory of the city, which played an essential role in Antiquity as a cultural and commercial bridge between the Danube area, the Balkan countries and the Mediterranean Sea. During a pleasant walk, Roman Aquileia comes to life before the eyes of those who visit the ancient forum, the river port, the Domus of Tito Macro and the excavations inside the former Stalla Violin, the market area, the Domus of the western district and the burial ground. The fascinating installations of precious finds in the National Archaeological Museum, in the Early Christian Museum and inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, a true kaleidoscope of colours and symbols of early Christianity composed with mosaic tiles, offer an exciting experience into the history and artistic culture of the ancient Romans.

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Aquileia — Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica