Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, Aquileia: the mosaic floors in the southern hall
|Library Reference||ORCH Orsenigo 013__MG_2596-Modifica-2-Modifica|
|Credit||ORCH Orsenigo / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Cathedrals ; Mosaic floors ; Restoration ; Museums ; Archaeological sites|
NOTES: The ancient town of Aquileia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Basilica was originally erected by Patriarch Poppo in 1031 and rebuilt in 1379. It has fresco decoration and floor mosaics dating from the 4th-6th centuries. In 2004 the architects GTRF (Giovanni Tortelli and Roberto Frassini) won a competition for the ÔÇÿReorganisation of the areas around the Basilica complex and the creation of a Museum for the Mosaics of the southern hall of the BaptisteryÔÇÖ. The first phase seen here was completed in 2012.
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