Tempora in Aquileia, Reenactment of the Foundation of Aquileia
Tempora in Aquileia, Rievocazione della Fondazione di Aquileia
Dates 2017 to be announced
Aquileia (Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia region)
Aquileia is located in the green plain of the river Natisone not far from the Adriatic Sea about 10 km from Grado and its lagoon, and 40 km from Udine, in region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in north-eastern Italy. The city, founded as a Roman military colony in 181 BC, developed soon into a prosperous trade centre and became one of the most important sea hub of the Roman Empire and the capital of X Regio. Aquileia, also known as the "second Rome", was one of the greatest and most famous metropolis of the Roman Empire and also a main centre of the western Christianity until its destruction by Attila’s Huns hordes in AD 452. Today Aquileia together with Ravenna represents one of the main archaeological sites of Northern Italy, and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Every year thanks to a three-days long historical event featuring about 600 Reenactors from all over Italy and Europe, Aquileia offers its inhabitants and the many tourists an exciting chance to rediscover its foundation and rich heritage breathing the magical atmosphere and the past glories of the Roman Era. The visitors will have the unique chance to travel back in time visiting the accurate historical camps where to relive customs and traditions from the daily life of the Romans and the Gauls. There will be also an interesting marketplace where to experience the ancient arts & crafts such as vases, pottery, oil lamps, mosaics. The rich programme of events and activities includes as well lectures, exhibitions, food stands, historical banquets with dishes from the ancient Roman recipes, theatre shows, dance and music performances, sacred rites, educational workshops of experimental archaeology for adults and children, spectacular gladiator fights, and a great battle reenactment between Romans and Gauls. All this in the magic and breathtaking atmosphere of the old town and the archaeological areas of Aquileia.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/temporainaquileia
Tel.: +39 0431 918821
Aquileia Town Council
Address: Piazza Garibaldi, 7 - 33051- Aquileia (Udine), Italy
Tel.: +39 0431 916911
Fax: +39 0431 91044
Address: via Iulia Augusta, parcheggio / bus terminal - 33051 Aquileia (Udine)
Tel.: +39 0431 919491
Aquileia on Google Maps:
Promos and video reportages of the event
The trailer for the 2012 edition:
The Gladiators fight with Ars Dimicandi and Dario Battaglia (2013 edition):
The reenactment of a battle between Roman legionaries and Celtic warriors (2012 edition):
The rite of the foundation of the ancient Roman city (2013 edition):