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Aquileia

A travel journal to Aquileia by Library Dragon

Roman Forum of Aquileia Photo, Aquileia, Italy More Photos
Quote: Aquileia is a small gem located north of Venice. It was first founded as a Roman colony in 181 BC, and was the chief town in northern Italy.

Aquileia

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Overview

Basilica Photo, Aquileia, Italy
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On a visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria, first built under the Patriarch Theodosius, you might find yourself walking along wooden planks to protect the mosaic floors. Inside the church you will find lovely ancient columns. The floors depict human figures, animals and plants, all framed by geometric patterns. I did not know until my first visit that the tortoise was an ancient Christian symbol of darkness and the rooster one of light. Quick Tips: You can make Aquileia your base for a beach vacation at the less crowded Grado. Or, conversely, visit Aquileia from Grado. Best Way To Get Around: It is easiest to drive and park. It is easy to walk to many sites. We had no trouble ...Read More
Hotel Patriarchi Photo, Aquileia, Italy
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A comfortable hotel near the archeological sights and city center. There is a restaurant and bar on the premises. Parking is also available. This is a suitable hotel for a family.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 4, 2001

Hotel Patriarchi
Via Giulia Augusta 12
Aquileia, Italy
(0431) 919-595

La Colombara

Restaurant

La Colombara Photo, Aquileia, Italy
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A great place to eat specializing in the seafood of the region. Some of the house specialties are calamari ai sedani, tagliolini alla pescatora, and anguilla in boreto (you may want to eat some of this before asking what it is). They also specialize in seasonal dishes such as asperagus. You can arrange to visit a special evening with an antique Roman meal (table). Visit their website at www.lacolombara.it. Be aware that La Colombara is closed on Mondays (as many Italian restaurants are).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 4, 2001

La Colombara
Via S. Zilli 42
Aquileia, Italy

Roman Forum of Aquileia

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Roman Forum of Aquileia Photo, Aquileia, Italy
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Remains of the ancient river port, along the Via Sacra, with architecural fragments may be seen. Roman family graves can be seen. Ruins of the ampitheatre are also visible. One of the most interesting is the remains of Roman houses with floor mosaics (just north of the Cathedral). On our last visit there we encountered a school field trip of ten-year-olds. The teacher was discussing the differences between the Christian mosaics and the Roman mosaics. He had the students explain to us how you could distinguish the difference between Christian and Roman geometric patterns. You can also see the ruins of the Roman circus and the ancient town wall. There is the Basilica of Monastero...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 4, 2001

Roman Forum of Aquileia
Left Off The Via Guilia
Aquileia, Italy

Archaeological Museum Photo, Aquileia, Italy
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The Archaeological Museum contains finds from ancient Aquileia. There are fragments of sculptures and buildings, including Aquileia's foundation inscription. There are items of precious stone, amber, cameos and Roman glass. In the garden there are interesting architectual fragments and funeral urns.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 4, 2001

Archaeological Museum
Via Roma
Aquileia, Italy

About the Writer

Library Dragon

Library Dragon
Athens, Alabama