Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia World Heritage Site

Official name
Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia | UNESCO
Country
Italy
Continent
Europe
Location
Province of Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region
45.7683° Lat, 13.3675° Lon
Code
825
Time Zone
Europe/Rome, CEST +0200
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1998. 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.