Aquileia

Home to a significant regional archaeological site, this city dates to the Roman period and is rarely frequented by tourists.

Aquileia is an ancient Roman city in Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons. Today, the city is small (about 3,500 inhabitants), but it was large and prominent in Antiquity, and is one of the main archeological sites of Northern Italy. The Aquileia Cathedral is a flat-roofed basilica erected by Patriarch Poppo in 1031 on the site of an earlier church, and rebuilt about 1379 in the Gothic style by Patriarch Marquard of Randeck. The site of Aquileia, believed to be the largest Roman city yet to be excavated, is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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