"More than your average ruin" Top 5 Page for this destination Aquiléia by iandsmith
Aquiléia Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 216 photos
It's reasonable to suggest that the current town of Aquileia wouldn't exist if it weren't for the Romans. Yet the cause of its original existence is no longer there, i.e. the port.
What once was a 48 metre wide shipping canal is now a metre one side of a walkway and a couple of metres the other.
However, tourism holds this village together. The busloads have found this place and I can't blame them for that. I had plenty to occupy my fertile brain while I was trudging around the sites and still I only saw about half, missing the reputedly good museum among other things.
Herod the Great, the famous king of Judea, was received in this very village in 10 A.D. by Emperor Augustus. A.D. 381 saw it host the early Christian church summit on doctrinal issues.
After many sackings of the town following this the town was abandoned a century later, its port falling into disrepair and disuse with silting.
So it is today that there are many remains and the local tourism board has made good use of them with a helpful tourist office, good literature and multi language signposting around the interesting sites, the most fascinating of which is inquestionably the duomo.
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