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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
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
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
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
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.