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Basilica Civile Romana, Trieste

Basilica Civile Romana - Trieste, Italy
Basilica Civile Romana
Via Giuseppe Rota, Trieste, Italy 34121 Map
+39 040 347 8312
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

At the foot of the San Giusto cathedral and castle, on the highest hill of the city, are the remains of a vast, roman basilica dating from the second Century. The site was found in the 1930s, when the area was being renovated. The civil basilica had two floors with two apses. Part of the columns were reconstructed during the fascist period. From what remains, it is thought that the basilica was originally 90 meters long and 30 meters wide. It was an imposing building, as Trieste or Tergeste as it was called at the time, was an important city in the Empire. There is a nearby monument to the fallen soldiers of the First World War. From here an extraordinary panorama of the city and the gulf can be admired.

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