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D'arte e Farty
13th Jun 2017
Aquileia & Grado

A very relaxing day on board a bus back to the Fruili Region to visit Aquileia one of the top five Roman cities 1-3rd century. It was a major port for access to northern & north eastern parts of the Roman Empire. The Roman Road from A to Austria is still the route taken by today's roads. The archaeological museum features many ancient mosaic floors etc. but the standout feature was the unearthed mosaic floor in the nearby Basilica of Aquileia built around 300AD. After a too big lunch we visited Grado which was where the Romans scattered after A was sacked by the Huns. Now a coastal holiday retreat there wasn't much to see. We with others took our Leader out for a local dinner when we got back.



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Diary Photos

Prosciutto at a road side pit stop. Looked delicious to me

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Roman floor mosaic in Aquillia

Mosaic a la Roman

The Romans again

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Roman ruin

Feeling tired

Fresco dating back to about 9th century

World heritage


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