Società per la Conservazione della Basilica di Aquileia, Aquileia

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Religious Site
Built in the 11th century in a Romanesque style, Società per la Conservazione della 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. Società per la Conservazione della Basilica di Aquileia is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Aquileia Edition.
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  • It was so long that we wanted to make a side trip to this fascinating historical Location. Today, we did it and we don't repent!! All very nice, bright, organized and ... clean (which is rare at archaeological sites, especially in southern Italy). The visit took place with ease and great interest on our part, although some Pupils there was more interested in "ciacolar" (ndr. Veneto dialect word meaning: "converse amiably unimportant things") that listen to Prof. escort which outlined some interesting architectural aspect. However we will return, for reaching ssj2 better and focus on points that deserve more attention! Until next time....
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  • Visiting the Basilica, its crypts and baptistery are of great interest. Genuinely cared. If you have good legs to tackle an unusual height treads 122, it is worthwhile to climb the Bell Tower, which offers a remarkable view. Pity that the assistants are very strict in enforcing the absurd ban on photographing (even without using flash).
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  • Off the beaten tourist track, the Basilica of Aquileia is one of those Italian jewelry little visited by tourists. Stepped inside we find ourselves faced with an absolute masterpiece ... a mosaic that occupies the entire floor of the building perfectly restored and preserved. Kudos to whoever runs the site. Not to be missed! Off the beaten tourist track, the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Aquileia is one of those Italian jewels (Unesco site) little visited from mass tourism. Entering inside we are astonished by an absolute masterpiece ... a mosaic that occupies the entire floor of the building completely restored and preserved – the most ancient Christian mosaic and the biggest in size. Compliments to those who manage the site. Unmissable!
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