Unlike other Italian religious architectural heritage, this one is noted for the magnificent mosaic floor which has been almost completely preserved! The frescoes at the back of the alter are also quite interesting. A must see!
It was the second time I went to Aquileia. The Basilica is definitely beautiful, the atmosphere as well as the spectacular mosaic on the floor. All the city gives you an idea of what could it be to live in Romans' times. Within a sunny day it becomes really a suggested visit. I suggest also the cemetery on the back... 更多
We were traveling from Grado to Venice when we stopped to visit this attraction. This grandiose ancient building is a must-see sight with its original ancient mosaic floor and frescos. The view is beautiful from the tower. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this historical place if you are in the region.
UNESCO world heritage in Italy. Aquileia, with its immense archaeological site and its Patriarchal Basilica, is an artistic and historical treasure trove. Located in Udine Province. It was also one of the largest and richest Mediterranean cities. Aquileia’s Patriarchal Basilica, built c. 1000, and brilliant with its magnificent 4th-Century mosaics. It is an impressive work of religious architecture.
Today decided to visit this place after being informed its worth a visit. Started by visiting all sites which were recently excavated I must say it was well explained on different sights on boards. After asking the tourist information office who were very pleasant and well informed about the history of the sites and the Basilica I was directed to... 更多
Modern design to show the best mosaics on the floor.Great to explore and feel the ancient Christianity development. The same visit you pay for crypts, surprising baptistery and tower (was closed at my visit).
The Basilica and the ancient Roman ruins (still being dug up) are very impressive and most beautiful. This place is easy to drive to and not yet overwhelmed by the crowds of tourists that will come.
What an unforgettable experience: walking on glass walkways is like being suspended over an untouchable mosaic treasure - the precious 4th c. pavement with animal and anthropomorphic figures. Also the flat wooden ceiling is awe-inspiring with its gilded geometrical patterns, and the dome in the apse is covered in 11th c. frescos. The crypt is very large and can be... 更多