Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
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.