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Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia

Aquileia, Italy

Aquileia (in Friuli-Venezia Giulia), one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire, was destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. Most of it still lies unexcavated beneath the fields, and as such it constitutes the greatest archaeological reserve of its kind. The patriarchal basilica, an outstanding building with an exceptional mosaic pavement, played a key role in the evangelization of a large region of central Europe. The archaeological site and patriarchal basilica of Aquileia, also known as Aquileia, are an important historical and archaeological monument in north-eastern Italy. Aquileia is a former Roman colony founded in the 4th century BC. It is one of the most important ancient sites in Europe and was an important crossroads in communication between the eastern and western Mediterranean.

The archaeological site of Aquileia includes a forum, a basilica, an amphitheatre and a water house. All the buildings are still visible today and bear witness to the city's former importance. The basilica is one of the best preserved examples of a patriarchal basilica from antiquity. It was built in the 5th century and is one of the few examples of a fully preserved basilica from late antiquity.

Aquileia is also an important religious centre. The ancient Roman gods were worshipped here, and it is also the birthplace of the Christian faith in Italy. Visitors can also see the remains of the ancient cathedral here.

Aquileia is an important cultural heritage to explore and preserve. It is a place full of history and culture that has much to offer. It is a must-see for anyone interested in ancient history.