inside the cathedral
Cathedral in Aquileia inside.
Aquileia was founded by the Romans in 180/181 BC. It was the starting-point of several important roads leading to the north-eastern portion of the empire.
The Cathedral of Aquileia 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 site of Aquileia is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.