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Superb frescoes

These frescoes cover the walls and ceilings and show the development of religious art over the... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
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Great but small exhibit

This exhibit does not take more than 20 min but is part of the larger exhibit. The frescos are the... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
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Piazza Capitolo 1, 33051 Aquileia, Italy
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

These frescoes cover the walls and ceilings and show the development of religious art over the years. They're also really atmospheric to look at, along with the incredible mosaics upstairs

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

This exhibit does not take more than 20 min but is part of the larger exhibit. The frescos are the major part of the exhibit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

I was very lucky to go around Aquileia and this amazing complex with a classics professor who is fluent in Latin - score! The history of this amazing town is worth investigating if you're in the area, as it may be overlooked, which would be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The cripta is in my opinion with the mosaic and the basement architecture the highlight of the basilica/church. As written in my related reviews take care that you buy the “all inc.” ticket.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank O6386GNmichaelh
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

As part of the already amazing church, go through small door, down a few steps (with Latin inscriptions, as reused Roman stones), into a spectacular frescoed crypt. Wow!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Really amazing how the paintings and all the historical monuments are kept. It is unbelievable. Really for the historical lovers.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roma R
Reviewed April 16, 2017

This crypt is under the front part of the basilica and post-dates the mosaic floor. The frescoes tell the story of the passion of Christ and also about the life of Hermagora who ended up a martyr and got his head chopped off. The frescoes...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Beautiful (and reasonably well preserved) cycle of frescoes from mid-12th C, showing life of St. Hermagoras, and some standard Christian scenes. I was particularly taken by the more informal, and more secular looking, paintings showing two mounted knights, and a secular ruler. There are also...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Bielding
Reviewed June 15, 2016

The crypt is very special and so much more than just a part of a basilica. You can enter into another world where you see the remains of a 1st century Roman home, baptismal font and a continuation of the beautiful mosaics from the basilica....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank annieaguilar
Reviewed May 23, 2016

If you manage to get to this magic basilica, don't miss the crypts - one has largely mosaic, the other largely frescos - both really worth seeing. The frescos are currently being restored, and that's fascinating to watch too.

Date of experience: May 2016
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