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ON THE TRAIL TO OUR PAST

for an active exploration of Aquileia's antiques

AQUILEIA TOWN GUIDE Aquileia was founded by the Romans in the 2nd century BC as a military city; in the following centuries it became an important provincial capital of North-Eastern Italy, thanks to its river port and the excellent direct connections. During the Empire of Caesar Augusto it reached a stable population of 200.000 inhabitants. From the beginning of the Christianity it was an important religious site, also had it great destructions to sustain during the period of the invasions of the Barbarians; the Holy Basilica, many times enlarged and reconstructed, is the exceptional testimony of this. The Patriarchate of Aquileia was of primary importance during the dominion of the Republic of Venice. A visit of Aquileia shows you an exceptional wealth of archaeological findings and museums; all this in a modern and pleasant environs, not far from the sea and the main centres in the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Basilica, visiting hours VISITING HOURS: SUMMER 9.00-19.00 ENTRANCE TO THE TWO CRYPTS ADULTS € 3.00 REDUCED € 2.50 (groups min. 15 pax) Children under 10: free ENTRANCE TO BATTISTERO: FREE VISIT TO THE BELL TOWER SUMMER 9.30-13.00 14.30-18.00 ENTRANCE FEE ADULTS € 1.20 - REDUCED € 0.60 The archaeological area (ancient harbour, forum and excavations) VISITING HOURS: EVERY DAY from 8.30 to one hour before sunset National Museum of Archaeology VISITING HOURS: MONDAY closed - TUESDAY-SUNDAY 8.30-19.30 ENTRANCE FEE : Adults € 4.00, Reduced € 2,00


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