Basilica di Aquileia

Basilica di Aquileia

Basilica di Aquileia
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland757 contributions
The Basilica in Aquileia is just fantastic, one of those places where you can see clearly the layers of history of the area, from the late Roman days onwards. The floor mosaics are really impressive and you could spend hours looking at them. Make sure you explore the crypt with its frescoed vaults and the area under the bell tower with more mosaic floors from the earliest layout of the building.
Because it is an active church, you will be ask to dress modestly. Make sure your shoulders are covered if visiting in summer, or you will be given a disposable cloth to wear on them.
Written July 31, 2022
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kmarko
Skofja Loka, Slovenia571 contributions
Printed tourist guide hardly mentions the historical importance of this wonderful place - especialy in times when it was a seat of Patriarchate of Aquileia, and influenced not only the religious spheres, but many other aspects of lives of a considerable territory stretching as fas as Bregenz in Vorarlberg and including major parts of today's Slovenia, and Istria in Croatia. The guide however does a good job from the art-historical aspects, especially regarding the splendid mosaics.
Beside some mapping representation of the influential Patriarchate I missed also some basic explanation of the areas/houses or probably palaces where the "important people" of the Patriarchate lived/everyday life in times of the great fame, not just in times of the early christianity.
A great place to visit!
Written October 20, 2021
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Ondina P
47 contributions
Not only is this church beautiful, the mosaics are gorgeous and the whole complex is worth visiting. There are other places to visit in this city connected to her history, interesting as well. For those who are specially sensitive, it is possible to feel the sacred atmosphere of this place, something which is correctly maintained and respected by asking to visitors to wear a proper attire. At night the church is very impressive. We were there with full moon, there was a concert in the church and that evening was magic. With these events, the mosaic floor is covered with carpets, to protect it from the steps.
Written February 22, 2020
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Andy S
57 contributions
Couples
If I could give this six stars I would. The mosaic floor in here dates from a church in the 4th Century, just after Christianity started being tolerated in the Roman empire. It is absolutely stunning - easily the match of any ancient site I have been to, but with far fewer visitors than most. If you only go to one place in this part of Italy go here.
Written April 14, 2019
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amy e
Raleigh, NC1,143 contributions
Friends
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 combined with the astounding frescoes .... well I just can't think of words to describe my emotion and sense of privledge at having the opportunity to view these relics.
My cohorts are interested observers, but for me, with my background, this was indeed a privledge and an honor to experience the important relics on display.
UNESCO did us all a great service in recognizing this area for its importance.
Don't miss it
Written October 12, 2018
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Aquileia2015
London, UK12 contributions
Family
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. Some two hundred guests including many VIPs came to the ceremony which was a resounding success.
The Beacon Voices choir sang "Jerusalem,and did those Roman feet in ancient times" which was magical. A free wine sponsor Libiamo provided wine for the guests at reception on arrival and free wine tasting after the presentation. The Italian Ambassador, HE Pasquale Terrecciani came along with The President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce to London. Mrs Helen Girgenti, Secretary General of the UK/Italian Chamber of Commerce gave me a lot of help at the London end to ensure the success of the exhibition. A former British Ambassador, Sir Ivor Roberts now President of Trinity College, Oxford also was present. There were also members of the Roman Society present and the British Museum.
Professor Paul Roberts, former curator at the British Museum kindly sent me a paragraph in support of the Exibition, saying: "the spotlight is now back on Aquileia"
The response has been wonderful. The majority of the visitors who have seen the exhibition
have said they have been inspired to want to visit Aquileia soon with friends and family. They had never heard of Aquileia before! Yet, they can now see how very important it was.
The Italian Ambassador said to me when I guided him around the gallery after the presentation: "I knew about Aquileia, but I did not know it had so many dimensions!"
That clearly applies to many of us.
The exhibition is on until the 29 May, 2015 at the Royal Geographical Society in London, South Kensington. Entrance is free. Nearest underground South Kensington. Do come along and enjoy discovering Aquileia.
Official invitations ( RSVP ) for the Opening Ceremony were sent to The Mayor of Aquileia and to the President of the Aquileia Foundation.
A guest/visitor book is available for comments. The Exhibition has been entirely funded by private donations and a crowd fund site URL link GoFundMe.com/l8ask8 has been set up to help meet the costs of the exhibition. This will stay open until the end of May and all contributions will be welcome.
Aquileia is a beautiful place.
Peter W Marshall, Exhibition Curator
Aquileia UK 2015
Written March 22, 2015
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LordoftheCastles0710
Vancouver, Canada18 contributions
Just too amazing for words. History, a place of worship and an area of tranquility.
There is so much to see and to discover…
Written November 8, 2021
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Miroslav K
Grosuplje, Slovenia346 contributions
It is not just largest Paleo-Christian mosaic in the western world, but it is a place where one can easily emerse into early Christian society. I strongly advise to endulge yourself with all-inclusive tickets and take time to go under and above the basilica.
Written November 4, 2019
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Damir S
Split, Croatia88 contributions
Couples
Do not miss this place! If you are traveling between Trieste and Venice take time to visit this hidden gem. The basilica is something unique.
Written June 6, 2019
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Nordick12
Europe135 contributions
Solo
I had great expectations after having read many other reviews of the Basilica, and the Basilica delivered. The size, condition and quality of the huge mosaic floor was amazing. Look for the "angel fishers" and the rooster vs. the turtle mosaics in particular. The frescoes in the basilica´s basement were also very impressive, and entrance to them was included in the very reasonable EUR 3 adult entry fee to the basilica. Highly recommended, and only a few minutes´ walk from the Roman Forum and Port ruins in Aquileia.
Written May 20, 2019
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