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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia

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Address: Via Roma, 1, 33051 Aquileia, Italy
Phone Number: 0431 91016
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Superb glass and jewels

There's an overwhelming amount of stuff here, but the treasures are the many gemstones, the glass, and a couple of fantastic bronze heads. Recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

There's an overwhelming amount of stuff here, but the treasures are the many gemstones, the glass, and a couple of fantastic bronze heads. Recommended

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We enjoyed Aquileia very much. It is a small town with Roman ruins that have been unearthed all over town. The museum was very good. Outside, they had long sheds that covered many statues, mosaics, urns, columns, etc.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is a small, local museum housed over three levels in a former aristocratic villa. The collection is dedicated to material recovered from tombs and excavations in and around Aquileia. Unfortunately the exhaustive information panels are (mostly) in italian which reduces their effectiveness. the lapidarium scattered in the villa’s gardens is extensive in quantity, but very varying in quality; fragments... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We were a tad astounded by the amount of Roman glass in such good condition here and such beautiful pieces. So many statues and carvings all over the place and another big room of mosaics.. Too much to take in!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

If you paid your 9 euros then this is included in the overall price for the sites at Aquileia. You may be tired after visiting the port, belfry and Basilica but don't be deterred as this is a well laid out museum. If archeology is your thing then obviously this is a must.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A well organised museum with friendly staff, good presentations and enough interesting exhibits to satisfy the most jaded palette. The museum is enclosed in an old villa and has a large shady garden filled with statuary and fountains. Of particular interest are the gemstones and glassware displays.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

An interesting, reasonably priced museum with a thought provoking mix of modern art and ancient pieces found in Aquileia. Especially interesting are the warehousing of antiquities outside organized in an array of decreasing age and increasing complexity in the works. You could trace the development in the mosaic and stone work to go from simple relatively uncomplicated designs to the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Anyone interested in Roman everyday life will enjoy this museum. Busts of locals, Steles and tombs of those who died in the area give you an insight into what type of place this was and the occupations of the inhabitants. More mosaics are displayed in the gardens. Inside the museum are displays of gemstones, everyday household objects, jewelry and beautiful... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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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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Oakland, California
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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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