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Guided tour of Aquileia / walking tour of Aquileia
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Guided tour of Aquileia / walking tour of Aquileia

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It's hard to imagine, but once, during the heyday of the Roman Empire, this small village near the Adriatic coast and the island of Grado (which served as its port and port) was a lively Roman trading city that Second Rome was also called!<br><br>Aquileia is an archaeological site of exceptional importance which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is possible to visit the excavations and ancient remains of the Roman Forum, the necropolis and the imposing structures of the old river port.<br><br>Do not miss the magnificent early Christian Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, where you can admire the largest mosaic floor of the western Christian world, an important stage in the history of European art.<br><br>In no other city - with the exception of Rome - early Christianity is present as here.
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peetajohn wrote a review Dec 2019
Norton, United Kingdom686 contributions153 helpful votes
This is an open area and you can look into is free of charge from a viewing platford at one end or through the chain link fence. Unfortunately the main road was built over the middle of it so part of the site is undiscovered. Some of the columns have been re-built to show the impressively large size it was originally. A beautiful spot.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Barry C wrote a review Oct 2019
colorado212 contributions60 helpful votes
Most people have never even heard of Aquileia ... to have the opportunity to stroll through the ruins is priceless!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Danno753 wrote a review Sep 2019
Brookfield, Wisconsin54 contributions8 helpful votes
Aquileia was an important town in Ancient Rome, especially during the later Republican time and early to mid Empire. It was a very important port city and that supported manufacturing as well as a thriving community. Now we have the ruins and museums to tell the story. While much is still to be uncovered, you are free to walk as you wish to various sites and, with the aid of wonderful guide signs along the way you can pick together the mosaic that was ancient Aquileia.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Kikka1931 wrote a review Sep 2019
Italy256 contributions144 helpful votes
We came here as first step of a guided tour (info on different tours can be found at the Aquileia info point. A place definitely worth a stop if you want to make the most out of your visit here). The site itself is a perfect example of the Roman Empire's everyday life and how the fori were for the Romans a pillar of their culture, a place where to gather and discuss about business and more. If you go with the guide you will get a glimpse not just on the ruins but also on how cities were built and in particular why this town was located here and the reason of its name. Definitely worth visiting.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Andy S wrote a review Apr 2019
57 contributions19 helpful votes
Not as in your face as some of what's in Aquileia, and the best sculpture is all in the museum, but gives you a great impression of just how important this place was 2000 years ago.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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