Christian Aquileia - Basilica

Crypt of frescoes

POINTS OF INTEREST

Built probably by the start of the 9th century and converted into its present form in the 11th, the crypt under the basilica’s high altar is divided into a nave and two aisles by the six columns supporting the cross vaults. The walls and ceiling are completely covered by a majestic fresco cycle, which is likely to be from the late 12th century. The main themes are scenes from the Passion (lunettes), figures of saints (vault corbels), the story of Saints Hermagoras and Fortunatus (top of the walls), and a draped design (foot of the walls). The individual subjects unite perfectly into a complete, beautifully orchestrated work, which cannot fail to impress.


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  • Price: Full price € 4, reduced price € 3