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Archaeological Museum

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Address: Via Roma, 33051 Aquileia, Italy
Phone Number: 0431 91016
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SO much to see

We were a tad astounded by the amount of Roman glass in such good condition here and such beautiful pieces. So many statues and carvings all over the place and another big room of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Seaford, United Kingdom
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Greenbelt, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small, local museum housed over three levels in a former aristocratic villa. The collection is dedicated to material recovered from tombs and excavations in and around Aquileia. Unfortunately the exhaustive information panels are (mostly) in italian which reduces their effectiveness. the lapidarium scattered in the villa’s gardens is extensive in quantity, but very varying in quality; fragments... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a tad astounded by the amount of Roman glass in such good condition here and such beautiful pieces. So many statues and carvings all over the place and another big room of mosaics.. Too much to take in!

Thank christel
Sydney, Australia
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116 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you paid your 9 euros then this is included in the overall price for the sites at Aquileia. You may be tired after visiting the port, belfry and Basilica but don't be deterred as this is a well laid out museum. If archeology is your thing then obviously this is a must.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A well organised museum with friendly staff, good presentations and enough interesting exhibits to satisfy the most jaded palette. The museum is enclosed in an old villa and has a large shady garden filled with statuary and fountains. Of particular interest are the gemstones and glassware displays.

Thank MikeTittensor
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

An interesting, reasonably priced museum with a thought provoking mix of modern art and ancient pieces found in Aquileia. Especially interesting are the warehousing of antiquities outside organized in an array of decreasing age and increasing complexity in the works. You could trace the development in the mosaic and stone work to go from simple relatively uncomplicated designs to the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Anyone interested in Roman everyday life will enjoy this museum. Busts of locals, Steles and tombs of those who died in the area give you an insight into what type of place this was and the occupations of the inhabitants. More mosaics are displayed in the gardens. Inside the museum are displays of gemstones, everyday household objects, jewelry and beautiful... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wonderful museum where you can browse all of Aquileia's history. It is amazing that so many artifacts have been preserved for such a long time! The museum is nicely arranged and you can really get to know Ancient Roman way of living - from statues that were there to make city more beautiful, to jewelry and everyday objects. After visiting... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We really appreciated the mosaics in this museum and the atmosphere. It is a lovely quiet place with helpful staff.

1 Thank Janice A
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Once the fourth most-important city of the Roman Empire, this regional capital of about 120,000, Aquileia never quite regained its prominence after being sacked by Attila,and gradually dwindled into a smaller provincial town. All that aside,it has an amazing archeological museum,and as well,a walk that you can take along the Via Sacra,once the main drag of this city's vital river-port... More 

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Portland, OR
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120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is an outstanding museum--and I'm a retired museum director--with stellar collections and very fine displays. Much of the excavated material from the various major sites have been concentrated here is protected and secure conditions. Of special note are the astonishing mosaic murals, portrait sculpture, and other elaborate carvings in marble and other materials. Most of these are on exhibit... More 

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