Things to see and do - Aquileia
Unmissable tourist sites
Aquileia Travel guide
Aquileia : Michelin's recommendations
According to legend, an eagle (aquila) crossed the sky on the day that this town was founded in 181 BC. This was considered to be a lucky omen, and the new settlement was named after the bird of prey. The town became a flourishing market town and was used as a headquarters by Augustus during his struggle against the Germanic tribes. From 554 to 1751, Aquileia was one of the most important ecclesiastical patriarchates in Italy.
Tourist attractions Aquileia : Things to see and do
Piazza Capitolo 1
Built in the 9C on the ruins of a 4C building, this Romanesque church with its solitary campanile has a splendid mosaic floor from the 4C, which is one of the most lavish examples of such a floor in the whole of western Christianity. The wooden frame..
Via lulia Augusta
Excavations have unearthed remains of Roman Aquileia, including the Via Sacra leading to the river port, house and the forum.
The archaeological museum and the early-Christian museum unite an important collection of objects taken from the Aquilea excavations; the archaeological museum houses a beautiful collection of portraits among which you will probably recognise Tiberiu..
Viale Stazione 2 I - 33051 Aquiléia
Set in the ancient Roman city of Aquilea, Alla Basilica offers air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant, 100 metres from the archaeological area. It features free private parking and a bar. Wooden-furnished rooms at the Alla Basilica have tiled floors..
Via Giulia Augusta 12 I - 33051 Aquiléia
Offering a continental breakfast, shared lounge, and restaurant, Hotel Patriarchi is located 200 metres from the Cathedral of Aquileia and provides spacious, classic-style rooms with free WiFi throughout. All the rooms offer views of the basilica an..