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Aquileia (Oglej) uvod

Aquileia is a settlement along the Natisone River, 16 km west from the outflow of Isonzo River into the Adriatic Sea. The old roman port, at that time the name of river was Aquilis, is nowadays 4 km north from the lagoon and 10 km north from the coastal town Grado. Archeological path "Via Sacra" is on the Unesco World heritage list. The Cathedral of Aquileia which is also on the Unesco World heritage list is one of the most important edifices of Christianity. It 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 Marquad. The 750 m2 ground mosaic in the basilica is one of the largest and most beautiful mosaics of the "West world".

 

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