Monumental tomb dating back to the I century A.D.
Remains of a once magnificent piazza.
Remains of a column top
Remains of the ancient port, once surrounded by a large river.
Bell tower at the Basilica
Statue in Cemetary of an Angel holding a fallen soldier-it was breathtaking
Sample of mosaic floor in the archeological excavation
Paintings on wall in the crypt
We recently visited the ancient Roman Port city of Aquileia with Aunt Marsha and Uncle Bernie. It is only about 1 hour away from us. It was a very chilly and windy day but we managed to walk through some old ruins, the Basilica (church), and see one of the only preserved WWI cemeteries dedicated to the fallen Italian soldiers. It was breathtaking. The Basilica is famous for having one of the most intricate mosaic floors in the world. Also in the Basilica we visited a crypt with relics of Saints, as well as an archeological dig of ancient parts of the church. Afterwards we had a delicious pizza lunch, then back home. I hope to visit there again when it is a bit warmer so we can stop and read the informational signs instead of hiding in our hoods and walking as fast as possible.