Basilica di Aquileia, Aquileia

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Must see · World heritage site · Religious Site · Church
Built in the 11th century in a Romanesque style, Basilica di Aquileia represents an immaculately preserved Roman Catholic church with intricate mosaic floors. The floors have been covered in transparent flexi protection so that visitors can walk along them and take in the whole masterpiece. The long, impressive structure features arched columns, an abundance of early Christian art, and a crypt decorated in frescoes. Climb to the top of the bell tower and you'll be rewarded with a stunning view over the rolling countryside. Before you head to Aquileia, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Aquileia road trip planning site, to make sure you see all that Aquileia has to offer, including Basilica di Aquileia.
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  • Really impressive church not in the normal way when you have to look up but in this case to look down at a large mosaiq. The work that must have gone into it leaves you in awe  more »
  • Not only is this church beautiful, the mosaics are gorgeous and the whole complex is worth visiting. There are other places to visit in this city connected to her history, interesting as well. For...  more »
  • Magnificent wall to wall late Roman mosaics great you on entry. Watch out for early Christian symbols such as Jonah being eaten by the whale, as well as cameos of Roman figures. You've also the crypt with further mosaics, some early black and white. Plus an area to the rear with spectacular wall paintings. The bell tower gives incredible views. The rear is worth a visit as it's a world war two cemetery, and has significant, sobering artwork, including an angel lifting a fallen soldier.
  • Very pretty and not to buzy but it isn't a place to visit for a whole day because it is quite small.

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