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Aquileia: City of Antiquity

21 Sep — 26 Sep 2020 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Wilson,

BA, BD, FSAScot

specialist in archaeology and ancient history

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Gatwick 1235 on British Airways, arriving Venice 1540. Transfer to Udine in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region for five nights at the Astoria Hotel.

Day

2

Morning lecture. Whole day excursion exploring the ancient city of Aquileia including the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta (mosaics depicting scenes of the prophet Jonah, gospels, apostles and portraits of patrons, 11th and 12th century Byzantine frescoes), followed by the Paleo-Christian Museum, Roman forum and Archaeological Museum.

Day

3

Morning in Cividale: Duomo (originally an 8th century structure, rebuilt 15th century), Christian Museum, Lombard Temple (fine Byzantine frescoes and stucco decorations) and Archaeological Museum. Afternoon in Udine: Diocesan Museum (housed in the Patriarchal Palace) and Duomo.

Day

4

Morning lecture followed by visits in Grado: Basilica of Sant’Euphemia, Santa Maria delle Grazie and old town. Return to Udine via Palmanova (late 16th century defences). Late afternoon visits to Piazza Libertà (15th century town hall and clock tower) and optional visit to Udine’s Civic Museums of History and Art (housed in the 16th century castle).

Day

5

Whole day excursion to Trieste via Miramare: walking tour of seafront and downtown Trieste (important Austro-Hungarian architecture, Roman Theatre), St Justus Cathedral (superb Byzantine mosaics) and medieval Castello di San Giusto.

Day

6

Free time. Depart Venice 1630, arriving Gatwick 1730.

Tour Dates

21 Sep — 26 Sep 2020

Days

6

Cost

£1645

Tour Code

AQU2-20

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Testimonial

Excellent Tour Leader and Manager. Just the right amount of educational content plus ravishing archaeological artefacts and beautiful countryside and towns.


FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:

£150.00


FITNESS /

PRACTICALITIES

This is one of the least physically demanding ACE archaeology tours, with easy walking everywhere.
 

Cost of £1645 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £105, double room for single use supplement £165.

 
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