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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia

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Address: Via Roma 1, 33051 Aquileia, Italy
Phone Number: 0431 91016
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Surprising Depth of Ancient Roman Artifacts

This small museum was much more than we expected. The depth of Ancient Roman artifacts was the most we've ever seen outside of Rome. The majority of artifacts are in the rear... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 18, 2016
Vaughan, Canada
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Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This small museum was much more than we expected. The depth of Ancient Roman artifacts was the most we've ever seen outside of Rome. The majority of artifacts are in the rear courtyard of the building. Inside, key pieces are well organized and laid out. Half your time here will be within the museum, and the other half may be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a good small museum with an interesting collection of artefacts from the Aquileia site as well as some pieces from Iran for a special exhibition this summer. It's laid out over three floors and there are also exhibits in the garden. Recommended.

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are having a visit in this small town with rich historical past it is recommended to stop by in this museum. It will take one hour of your time but will give you a lot from the ancient Romes culture. The garden with the monumental trees and with the thousand years old mosaics remaibings are bueautiful. The exhibition... More 

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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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