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Archaeological Museum

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Address: Via Roma, Aquileia, Italy
Phone Number: 0431 91016
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Backbone of the city's history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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.

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Portland, Oregon
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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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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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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Some wonderful things to look at!! The art work is phenomenal. It's a great location, not to be missed!

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Monfalcone, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Fine museum of now relativelly small but historically big and important Aquilea containig archeological exponates from old rome and early christian times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Very nice Museum with a lot of objects from Roman Period and not only.

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