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
V. Augusta I - 33051 Aquileia
Excavations have unearthed remains of Roman Aquileia, including the Via Sacra leading to the river port, house and the forum.
V. Eppopone I - 33051 Aquileia
Built in the 11C on the ruins of a 4C building, this Romanesque church with its solitary campanile has a gorgeous mosaic floor from the 4C, which is one of the most lavish examples of such a floor in the whole of the western Christian community. Th..
V. Roma 1 I - 33051 Aquileia
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 Tib..
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..