Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, Aquileia: the main piazza

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RIBApix ref no RIBA114378
Architect/DesignerGTRF
Artist/PhotographerORCH Orsenigo-Chemollo
CountryItaly
CityAquileia
Subject Date1379
Image Date2012
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceORCH Orsenigo 026__MG_2514
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit ORCH Orsenigo / RIBA Collections
Notes 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 ‘Reorganisation of the areas around the Basilica complex and the creation of a Museum for the Mosaics of the southern hall of the Baptistery’. The first phase seen here was completed in 2012.

Subject tags

cathedrals, restoration, squares, archaeological sites