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Well preserved gem

A series of Roman structures that lined the river in this important trading city. If you read the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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A pleasant walk in the countryside for all; an important site of maritime archaeology for specialists.

This is a pretty well preserved series of Roman wharves (1st-4th C AD) that once lined the river... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

I might have been under the influence of the august heat, but the port (although large and in rather good condition) was a disappointment. There were unsufficient if any explanations in english and to much scientific, but badly presented data. A few drawings "as it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Located just behind (east of) the forum ruins, this site is very accessible - far more than in Rome itself. The signage and explanations are good, at least for Italy. It seems hard to believe that such a large, working port is in what seems...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The huge size of the remains of wharves and jetties and the buildings associated with one of Rome's most important trading centres is breathtaking. There is a real sense of the hustle and bustle which went on here two millennia ago. This is an absolute...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A series of Roman structures that lined the river in this important trading city. If you read the helpful info boards along the via sacra route you can follow the reconstruction and phasing. The change to a more defensive function in late antiquity is clear...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This whole area is a wonder - if you are interested in history and how life functioned in the past there is so much to learn at this site.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank M G
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a pretty well preserved series of Roman wharves (1st-4th C AD) that once lined the river. In Mussolini's era, a walkway was installed directly opposite the wharves (where the river once flowed), meaning it takes a bit of thought to understand what you...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is my favourite walk in Aquileia a port that was once thriving with ships laden with goods that arrived in flat bottomed boats from all corners of the Roman Empire. You can almost imagine the hustle, the bustle and the life as these ships...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

this attraction should really be considered part of the ensemble of open-air roman (the mausoleum of Candia, the river port, the roman houses, the sepolcretum, the forum) relicts that dot the Aquileia landscape, and I have rated it for the ensemble. However Trip Advisor gives...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank gpcd
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We took the walk along here after seeing the Basilica and it is well signed so you can pick out the details of the waterway etc. Fascinating

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank christel
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This was first attraction we visited in Aquileia and we were really mesmerized by its beauty. You can almost "see" the dust which was swirled up by last Roman charriot and hear laughter of playing Roman children. There is something mystical around, what makes you...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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