Aquileia is an ancient military colony, considered one of the most important cities of the Roman empire and well known touristic center and beach resort. In addition to reminding us about our past, Aquileia also represents a territory with a valuable wine growing tradition.
How to get there
By car you take the A4 highway towards Trieste, exit at Palmanova and then follow directions to Aquileia.
Things to see…
This city, founded in 181 B.C. as a Roman colony, has numerous tourist attractions:
- 2 archaeological sites can currently be visited in Via G. Augusta and in the area to the north of the Patriarchal Basilica, where the remains of Roman houses are visible;
- The five burial grounds and the mausoleum;
- The Basilica complex and bell-tower;
- Museums: the National Archaeological Museum, the Early Christian Museum, the Public Patriarchy Museum.
Nearby places of interest…
Palmanova, the nine-pointed citadel with three monumental entrances. The Palaces of the General Superintendent, the Monte di Pietà, the Governor of Arms, the Cathedral, the Public History Museum and the Military History Museum are all worth a visit. Strassoldo, near Cervignano del Friuli, where visitors can admire the Castello di Sopra, the Castello di Sotto, the church of San Nicolò and the little church of Santa Maria in Vineis. Villa Manin at Codroipo, the sixteenth century villa where Napoleon Bonapartsigned the treaty of Campoformido.