Aquileia – Precious testimonies of art and history
Aquileia, once an important city of the Roman Empire and the main centre for the diffusion of Christianity in Northern and Eastern Europe, represents an extraordinary opportunity to broaden knowledge, offering an unforgettable cultural experience.
UNESCO World Heritage
It has been a UNESCO site since 1998 due to the importance of its archaeological area and the beauty of the floor mosaics that it safeguards. Among them, the largest and most well-known attraction is the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, dating back to the fourth century. In addition, there are other precious mosaic remains from the Roman and early Christian ages, which make Aquileia a kind of capital of the Western Roman mosaic.
Besides the basilica complex, the Early Christian National Museum and the National Archaeological Museum are well worth a visit.