Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Archaeological areas of Aquileia

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Archaeological areas of Aquileia

Aquileia, founded by the Romans in 181 B.C. and inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1998, was one of the biggest cities of the Roman Empire, one of the liveliest communities of the early latin – Christianity, one of the most important ancient ports of the Adriatic, starting point of the main commercial, cultural and military roads towards north-east Europe.

The city was a major trading centre connecting the Mediterranean to Central Europe. Aquileia’s wealth and status within the empire was reflected in its magnificent public buildings and private residences, many of which survive as archaeological remains. The archaeological area, covering 155 hectares, includes the forum and the civil basilica, the river port, the ancient markets, the baths, the theatre, the burial ground, the decumanus, the Titus Macrus Domus and the Domus in the Cal area. The city today preserves very important archaeological evidence of its glorious past. In spring and summer, join the scholars to explore the ancient Roman metropolis as you’ve never seen it.

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Aquileia

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River Port

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Archaeological Museum

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Information from history

HISTORY OF AQUILEIA

The Roman city dates from 181 BCE and became one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the early Roman Empire until it was besieged and conquered in 452 by the Huns led by Attila.

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Contacts

Infopoint PromoTurismoFVG - Aquileia

Via Iulia Augusta 11, 33051 AQUILEIA (UD)
tel. +39 0431 919491
e-mail: info.aquileia@promoturismo.fvg.it
web: www.turismofvg.it

Fondazione Aquileia

Via Patriarca Popone 7, 33051 Aquileia (UD), Italy
tel. +39 0431 917619
e-mail: protocollo@fondazioneaquileia.it
web: www.fondazioneaquileia.it

How to get to Aquileia?

BY CAR
On A4 motorway, exit at Palmanova. Follow the directions to Aquileia-Grado on SR 352 road. As you reach Aquileia along Via Julia Augusta street, follow the silhouette of the Campanile to reach Piazza Capitolo, 1.
BY TRAIN
Railway Station: Cervignano-Aquileia-Grado. Then, take public transport (Saf or Apt buses) to reach Aquileia. Get off at “Aquileia Centro”, then follow the silhouette of the Campanile to reach the Basilica (5 minutes’ walk).
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BY PLANE
International Airport of Ronchi dei Legionari. Then, take public transport (Saf or Apt buses) to reach Aquileia. Get off at “Aquileia Centro”, then follow the silhouette of the Campanile to reach the Basilica (5 minutes’ walk).

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