Explore history, art and nature in Aquileia, a UNESCO Heritage Site.Visit the evocative lagoon of Grado on the Golden Island.Travel to these two cities on comfortable buses.Head out on a full-day tour of history, art and nature. Visit Aquileia, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and Grado with its evocative lagoon.
Join a guided tour for a discovery of mosaic of history, art and nature. Depart from Trieste and upon arrival at Aquileia, a rich and flourishing city of the Roman Empire, discover its port and defensive walls.Tour the archaeological area to see the excavations of the Roman forum, the river port, the late antiquity markets and an area of necropolis called sepolcreto (little tomb). Admire the Crypt of the Frescos and Excavations, and discover the history of Christian Aquileia from the early centuries, and the so-called Holy Sepulcher.Make your next stop at Grado, the Golden Island, joined to the mainland by a thin strip of land and embellished by a maze of islands that form its evocative lagoon. Visit the historic center, with its Venetian features and alleys lined with picturesque fishermen’s houses. At the center are the remains of the ancient settlement of the Church of Corte. Walk along the Nazario Sauro promenade and enjoy a splendid view of the Karst, Trieste and the Istrian coast.