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Archaeological Museum

Address: Via Roma, Aquileia, Italy
Phone Number: 0431 91016
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Aquileia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Rijeka, Croatia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Rome, Italy
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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1,537 reviews 1,537 reviews
1,041 attraction reviews
1,456 helpful votes 1,456 helpful votes
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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207 reviews 207 reviews
96 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Brilliant! The only low grade I give to the staff, that seemed rather "xenophobic", ie it would be nice to have friendly staff. Other than that, the collection is amazing, so many georgeous thumb stones, and gems are just amazing! Nice coin collection too. If you have any interest in Roman culture, this place is a MUST!

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Limassol, Cyprus
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240 reviews 240 reviews
21 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The Museum of Aquileia is small, but has an incredible collection of objects which were used by Romans on their daily life. The glass collection is absolutely impressive, and it makes one understand how, in some cases, little has changed in 2000 years. It is abolutely worth a visit.

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Aldgate, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

A well laid out muesum, though would have been good to have more descriptions available in English. Daunting to see what was being accomplished 2,000 years ago with the technology and machines of current times.

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