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Basilica di Aquileia

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I'm a history buff, and an amateur archaeologist in Plantation archaeology, but this place is... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
amy e
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Beautiful Ancient Church

The highlight is the mosaic floor. The early Christian Architecture is impressive. We were able to... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
ctsounis
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New York City, New York
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Piazza Capitolo 1, 33051 Aquileia, Italy
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Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have just completed a 3 year journey of producing and taking an Exhibition of Aquileia the Great Lost City to London for the first time ever. The Opening Ceremony took place on the 5 March at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington....More

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Reviewed October 12, 2018

I'm a history buff, and an amateur archaeologist in Plantation archaeology, but this place is utterly astounding. The idea that I was able to walk over the floors of a religious facility built in the first century just blew my mind. And the beautiful mosaics...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2018

The highlight is the mosaic floor. The early Christian Architecture is impressive. We were able to understand the Romans through this spiritual church. A pleasant walk around the church.

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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

The mosaic floor is worth seeing as is an early Christian Church my detailed description has just been wiped! Will do it again when in have time

Thank Ian M
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I have never seen such extensive mosaics, covering the whole floor of the Basilica and some surrounding areas. And a really special atmosphere!

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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited and got a small brochure in English which did an excellent job explaining the mosaics. They are amazing. The fish are all different. I'm sure a fisherman could identify the different fish. The frescoes in the crypt were vibrant with amazing colors. Kudos...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018

I only discovered the existence of Aquileia after researching things to do, on day trips from our base in Trieste, which lies about an hours drive away. The descriptions of the early Christian mosaics and frescoes promised much – and delivered. The Basilica is as...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The historical background of Romain and medieval archeological sites might not be discussed again. To add is that we visited the city around ferragosta and compared Roboter „major“ tourist attractions, it was quite comfortable and less crowded. Even with small kids it is worth to...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Did not know directly what to expect, so when walking into the church was utterly amazed! A great old church, with a very historic feeling, and then the floor: mosaics from 4th century. Just totally wow! The excavations next to the church actually show history...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

This place is really something! All the area is full of historical spots. This place used to be as important and huge as Rome back then!!! We really loved it here!

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

The 4th century mosaics on the floor of the church are amazing - some of the faces have a real sense of character and the scale of the mosaics is just amazing.

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