CAL Fund – Roman Houses and Mosaic of the “Good ShepherdArchaeological sites

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Via Julia Augusta, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

From 1st January to 31st March and from 1st October to 21st December: 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.
From 1st April to 31st May and from 1st September to 30th September: 8.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.
From 1st June to 31st August and from 1st September to 30th September: 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Basic Info

Type: Domus
Period: Roman Age
Description: The CAL zone is placed outside the walls of the old city. Within the area, the remains of two residential districts belong to different periods and houses of the history of Aquileia. The mosaic of the "Good Shepherd" decorates the apsidal hall at the northern end of the site.
Virtual reconstruction: Yes

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Cossar Zone – Roman Houses and Mosaics

North of Piazza Capitolo, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

The Cossar zone is part of one of the Aquileia’s southern blocks. The site features the remains of ...

Cossar Zone – Roman Houses and MosaicsArchaeological sites

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North of Piazza Capitolo, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

From 1st January to 31st March and from 1st October to 21st December: 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.
From 1st April to 31st May and from 1st September to 30th September: 8.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.
From 1st June to 31st August and from 1st September to 30th September: 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Basic Info

Type: Domus
Period: Roman Age
Description: The Cossar zone is part of one of the Aquileia’s southern blocks. The site features the remains of two or three dwellings. A big house called domus of Titus Macrus occupy the whole central area and the southern sector contains numerous mosaics.
Virtual reconstruction: Yes

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Pasqualis Zone – Wall and Markets

Via dei Patriarchi, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

The archaeological site includes two stretches of the Late Roman defensive walls and three open area ...

Pasqualis Zone – Wall and MarketsArchaeological sites

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Via dei Patriarchi, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

From 1st January to 31st March and from 1st October to 21st December: 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.
From 1st April to 31st May and from 1st September to 30th September: 8.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.
From 1st June to 31st August and from 1st September to 30th September: 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Basic Info

"Type: Walls and markets
Period: Roman Age
Description: The archaeological site includes two stretches of the Late Roman defensive walls and three open areas, used as market spaces. The structures of the markets were organized around a central space and closely connected with the river.
Virtual reconstruction: Yes"

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Burial ground

Via XXV Maggio, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

The burial is the only part of the necropolis that can be visited in Aquileia. Excavations brought ...

Burial groundArchaeological sites

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Via XXV Maggio, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

From 1st January to 31st March and from 1st October to 21st December: 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.
From 1st April to 31st May and from 1st September to 30th September: 8.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.
From 1st June to 31st August and from 1st September to 30th September: 8.00 a.m. To 9.00 p.m.

Basic Info

Type: Necropolis
Period: Roman Age
Description: The burial is the only part of the necropolis that can be visited in Aquileia. Excavations brought to light five different burial enclosures, that belonged to Aquileian families.
Virtual reconstruction: Yes

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Burial groundarchaeological sites

The basilica of Aquileia dates back to the late 4th century a.d. Patriarch Poppo restructured and co ...

Basilica of Aquileia – Crypt of Frescoes and Excavations CryptSacral objects

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Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

April – September: from 9.00 a.m. To 7.00 p.m.
March – October: from 9.00 a.m. To 6.00 p.m.
November – February: from 10 a.m. To 4.00 p.m.: on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9.00 a.m. To 5.00 p.m.
Closure: 25th December afternoon
Every Saturday from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. due to Service
Every Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. due to Service.
During parrish services not known in advance such as funerals, weddings, etc. 30 min before the beginning."

Basic Info

Type: Basilica
Period: Roman Age-Middle Ages
Description: The basilica of Aquileia dates back to the late 4th century a.d. Patriarch Poppo restructured and consecrated it in the 11th century. The basilica's mosaic floor (313 a.d.) is the largest in the western Roman Empire. The walls and the ceiling of the Crypt of frescoes are covered by a fresco cycle, dating back to the 12th century, while the remains of Theodore’s basilica complex dominate the Excavations crypt.

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Baptistery

Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia (UD

The current font of the baptistery is hexagonal, but originally it was square on the outside and oct ...

BaptisterySacral objects

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Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia (UD

Opening Hours

April – September: from 9.00 a.m. To 7.00 p.m.
March – October: from 9.00 a.m. To 6.00 p.m.
November – February: from 10 a.m. To 4.00 p.m.: on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9.00 a.m. To 5.00 p.m.
Closure: 25th December afternoon
Every Saturday from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. due to Service
Every Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. due to Service.
During parrish services not known in advance such as funerals, weddings, etc. 30 min before the beginning.

Basic Info

Type: Baptistery
Period: Roman Age
Description: The current font of the baptistery is hexagonal, but originally it was square on the outside and octagonal on the inside. Nowadays, remains only the lower part of its original structure.
Virtual reconstruction: No



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Baptisterysacral objects

Südhalle: South Room of the Baptistery

Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia (UD)

The basilica complex was completed by two large symmetrical rectangular rooms, built alongside the b ...

Südhalle: South Room of the BaptisterySacral objects

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Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

April – September: from 9.00 a.m. To 7.00 p.m.
March – October: from 9.00 a.m. To 6.00 p.m.
November – February: from 10 a.m. To 4.30 p.m.: on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9.00 a.m. To 5.00 p.m.
Closure:
25th December afternoon
Every Saturday from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. due to Service.
Every Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. due to Service.
During parrish services not known in advance such as funerals, weddings, etc. 30 min before the beginning."

Basic Info

Type: Monument
Period: Roman Age
Description: The basilica complex was completed by two large symmetrical rectangular rooms, built alongside the baptistery. Both rooms featured mosaic floors. The Südhalle mosaic can be visited within the museum.
Virtual reconstruction: No

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Belltower of Aquileia

Piazza Capitolo, 1 - 33051 Aquileia (UD)

The bell tower of Aquileia was built under Patriarch Poppo. It soars besides the Basilica with its 7 ...

Belltower of AquileiaSacral objects

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Piazza Capitolo, 1 - 33051 Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

April – September: from 9.00 a.m. To 7.00 p.m.
October: Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 a.m. To 5.00 p.m.

Basic Info

Type: Bell tower
Period: Middle Ages
Description: The bell tower of Aquileia was built under Patriarch Poppo. It soars besides the Basilica with its 73m high. Over the years, it has been modified several times.
Virtual reconstruction: No

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Belltower of Aquileiasacral objects

Capitoline Square

Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia (UD)

The square was the core of the mediaeval town. It is delimited by the basilica, the baptistery and t ...

Capitoline SquarePublic squares and streets

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Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

Always open

Basic Info

Type: Square
Period: Middle Ages
Description: The square was the core of the mediaeval town. It is delimited by the basilica, the baptistery and the bell tower. For many centuries, its eastern part was used as a burial ground.
Virtual reconstruction: No

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Capitoline Squarepublic squares and streets

Patriarchate Square

Piazza Patriarcato, 33051, Aquileia UD

The square extends to the south of the basilica. Remains of a Roman public building (which served as ...

Patriarchate SquarePublic squares and streets

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Piazza Patriarcato, 33051, Aquileia UD

Opening Hours

Always open

Basic Info

Type: Square
Period: Roman Age-Middle Ages
Description: The square extends to the south of the basilica. Remains of a Roman public building (which served as a warehouse) stood here until the mid-18th century. In the Middle Ages, part of the old building was occupied by the palace of the patriarch.
Virtual reconstruction: No

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Roman Forum and Civil Basilica

Via Julia Augusta, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

The forum was built at the core of the town, it represented the true heart of the Roman city. South ...

Roman Forum and Civil BasilicaArchaeological sites

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Via Julia Augusta, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

From 8.30 a.m. until half an hour before sunset

Basic Info

Type: Forum
Period: Roman Age
Description: The forum was built at the core of the town, it represented the true heart of the Roman city. South of the forum, the civil basilica served as town tribunal and meeting hall.
Virtual reconstruction: Yes

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River Port

Via Gemina, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

The river port is one of the best-preserved surviving Roman ports. Its structures had a length of ov ...

River PortArchaeological sites

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Via Gemina, 33051, Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

From 8.30 a.m. until half an hour before sunset

Basic Info

Type: Port
Period: Roman Age
Description: The river port is one of the best-preserved surviving Roman ports. Its structures had a length of over 300 m and it was the centre of important trading during the Roman Empire.
Virtual reconstruction: Yes

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Via Sacra (Holy way)

Via Antica, 33051, Aquileia (UD), It begins just behind the Basilica (Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia, UD)

The Holy way stretches from the Basilica up to the river port. It was build in the 1930s and was mea ...

Via Sacra (Holy way)Archaeological sites

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Via Antica, 33051, Aquileia (UD), It begins just behind the Basilica (Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia, UD)

Opening Hours

From 8.30 a.m. until half an hour before sunset

Basic Info

Type: Archaeological path
Period: Contemporary Age
Description: The Holy way stretches from the Basilica up to the river port. It was build in the 1930s and was meant to represent a link between the Roman remains, the complex of the basilica and the cemetery of the Great War.
Virtual reconstruction: No

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National Archaeological Museum – Villa Cassis

Via Roma, 1 - 33051 Aquileia (UD)

The National Archaeological Museum was opened in Villa Cassis – Faraone, in 1882. The exhibits ran ...

National Archaeological Museum – Villa CassisMuseums and galleries

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Via Roma, 1 - 33051 Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

From Tuesday to Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (but the ticket-office closes at 7.00 p.m.)
On Sunday and holidays from 12.45 a.m. To 7.30 p.m. (the ticket-office closes at 7.00 p.m.)

Basic Info

Type: Museum
Period: Contemporary Age
Description: The National Archaeological Museum was opened in Villa Cassis – Faraone, in 1882. The exhibits range over three floors and twelve rooms and continue in the Lapidary Galleries.
Virtual reconstruction: No

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Heroes’ Cemetery and monument to the Unknown Soldiers

Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia (UD)

The cemetery of the soldiers died during the First World War is bordered by the walls of the mediev ...

Heroes’ Cemetery and monument to the Unknown SoldiersSacral objects

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Piazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia (UD)

Opening Hours

March - September: from 9.00 a.m. To 7.00 p.m.
October: from 9.00 a.m. To 6.00 p.m.
November- February: from 9.00 a.m. To 5.00 p.m.

Basic Info

Type: Cemetery
Period: Contemporary Age
Description: The cemetery of the soldiers died during the First World War is bordered by the walls of the medieval city. It was built in 1915 and is the tomb of ten Unknown Soldiers who died on the Karst front.
Virtual reconstruction: No

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Heroes’ Cemetery and monument to the Unknown Soldierssacral objects

Bridge of St Felix

Between SP 91 and Via Beata Maria Schinina, 5, 33051 Aquileia (UD) - in the southern strech of the Natissa river

The bridge is the only part that remains of the mediaeval defensive walls. It has the shape of a seg ...

Bridge of St FelixCity walls and forts

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Between SP 91 and Via Beata Maria Schinina, 5, 33051 Aquileia (UD) - in the southern strech of the Natissa river

Opening Hours

Always open

Basic Info

Type: Bridge
Period: Middle Ages
Description: The bridge is the only part that remains of the mediaeval defensive walls. It has the shape of a segmental arch and takes its name from the nearby Church of Saint Felix, demolished in the 18th century.
Virtual reconstruction: No

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Aquileia was founded by the Romans in 181 b.c., its importance grew over the years and the city became known as the “Second Rome”. Aquileia was one of the most important ancient ports of the Adriatic Sea, at the core of the main commercial, cultural and military routes that led to North-Eastern Europe. The political and administrative importance of Aquileia rose in the early Middle Ages when the city acquired a new strategic role in spreading Christianity in Europe. In the Middle Ages it became a crossroads of religions, the nominal seat of an episcopacy and a patriarchate suppressed only in 1751.

Aquileia was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1998. The World Heritage Committee recognized Aquileia as one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Roman Empire and one of the most complete examples of an ancient Roman city in the Mediterranean area. In fact, the archaeological remains of Aquileia are almost intact and many of them are still buried. Moreover, the Committee recognized its fundamental role in spreading Christianity in Europe in the early Middle Ages, as demonstrated by the complex of the patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia.

The Aquileia Foundation, an investee of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, the Province of Udine, the Municipality of Aquileia and the Archdiocese of Gorizia, was established in 2008 in order to preserving and promoting the extraordinary archaeological heritage of Aquileia.

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