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Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia is a World Heritage Site celebrating Aquileia, one of the biggest and richest cities of the Early Roman Empire. Today the archaeological area of Aquileia is one of the greatest archaeological reserves of its kind.


Roman ruins of Aquileia
Roman ruins of Aquileia
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Aquileia is located at the head of the Adriatic about 10 km from the sea. It was founded as a Roman colony in around 180-181 BC on the banks of the Natissa River. It served as a frontier fortress to protect the Veneti, the ancient people who lived in north-eastern Italy, and whose name is seen in today's modern-day region of Veneto, to which Venice belongs.

Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 22nd session of the World Heritage Committee held in Kyoto, Japan, on 30 November - 5 December, 1998.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 45 46 6 E 13 22 3
Inscription Year: 1998
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV, VI
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