ATTILA AD AQUILEIAAquileia is an archaeological site of exceptional importance, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Colonized in 181 BC in “agro Gallorum”, Aquileia is as a bridgehead for the Roman conquest of the areas along the Danube and in order to defend the eastern borders to boost the already thriving trade between the eastern Mediterranean basin and the transalpine countries.
The excavations have revealed the remains of the Roman forum and basilica, the graveyard, mosaic floors and foundations of houses (and former Cal funds Cossar), statues of the Sacred Way, markets, walls, river port, a large mausoleum, and on the other.
The beautiful church of Santa Maria Assunta, which overlooks the historic Piazza Capitolo, was erected on a building of the fourth century, which were carried out in the following centuries numerous expansions (then largely destroyed during the barbarian invasions). In the temple you can admire above all the famous early Christian mosaics (IV cent.) That constitute a milestone in the history of Italian art.
The stately bell tower of the Basilica, built around the year one thousand as a watchtower, from its 73 meters, not only creates a scenario solemn, but also offers the opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking view.
Then, of great importance are the frescoes in the crypt dell’IX sec.
Important to know the history of the early centuries of the Christian Aquileia is the crypt of the excavations with beautiful mosaics of the church built in the fourth century by Bishop Teodoro on the structure of an ancient Roman villa.
With the sun or the rain, you should visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Villa Cassis, considered one of the greatest archaeological museums in Northern Italy with all exhibits from Aquileia or from the immediate vicinity. Worthy of note are the productions of engraved gems, glass and amber, but also the mosaics and the rich epigraphic and lapidary.

Also visit the Early Christian Museum (temporarily closed for retrofitting) Monastery in the village where you can admire the largest collection of “tituli” in greek and latin, more than 130 inscriptions, and other early Christian and early medieval and where you can admire from ‘high with two large terraces rich mosaic floor.
There are different events that take place annually in Aquileia between the tastiest remembers “At the table with the ancient Romans” (late summer-early autumn), during which dishes are cooked according to ancient Roman recipes.