Aquileia and Grado. Tourist bus + Visit to Aquileia with audio guide and entrance to the Basilica. From ancient Rome to the golden island. A tour to discover history, art and nature.
Aquileia, a precious treasure of art and history, one of the largest and richest cities of the Roman Empire, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Visit with the audio guide in the archaeological area, where it is possible to see the excavations of the Roman forum, of the river port, of the late antique markets and of a necropolis called “sepulcreto”. Visit the patriarchal church where the mosaic floor dating back to the 4th century AD is the largest in Europe. Admire the Crypt of the frescoes and excavations, where you will discover the history of Christian Aquileia of the first centuries and the so-called Holy Sepulcher. Free time for lunch. Grado, the golden island with Venetian features, embellished by a labyrinth of islands that form its evocative lagoon. Free walk to discover the early Christian buildings of the Campo dei Patriarchi and the remains of the ancient Roman settlement. Strolling along the Nazario Sauro promenade you will enjoy a splendid view of the Carso, Trieste and the Istrian coast.
Weekly departures from Trieste on Wednesday