Shore Excursion from Koper to AQUILEIA, CIVIDALE del FRIULI, Redipuglia, Villa Manin

Excursion #1        AQUILEIA  ( 6 Hours )

Departure from Port by deluxe Coach and local multilingual speaking Guide to Aquileia. You would have the opportunity to visit the remains of the 2nd Roman Town
: the Abbey, the first Christian monument built by the Bishop Theodore in 313 BC;among the most important Museums to see are  the National Archeological Museum, the Paleochristian Museum and the Civic Patriarcate Museum.In connection with the importance of the town in Roman times were the Forum, the Sepolcreto, the Roman Houses, the Great Mausoleum, and the River Port.

Aquileia
was built as a military settlement by the Romans in 181 BC and became an important commercial center for its road network and large river docks.

Optional Lunch in a typical Restaurant in Aquileia.

Transfer back to the Ship on time for departure.

The archeological area of Aquileia.

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The Devil's Bridge.

Excursion #2
Cividale del Friuli (6/7 Hours)


Departure from Port by deluxe Coach and local multilingual speaking Guide to Cividale del Friuli: a small stroll through the Devil's Bridge, the Medieval House, the Monastery of St Maria in Valle, the Cathedral and the Christian Museum, the Longobard Temple, the Orsoline Nativity Scene, the Celtic Hypogeum and the National Archaeological Museum.
About religious buildings to see: the Cathedral of St Maria Assunta, the Church of St. Silvestro, the Church of St. Maria dei Battuti, the Church of St Nicoḷ.
The origins of Cividale Del Friuli date back to 50 BC; it was founded by Julius Caesar, who called the town 'Forum Julii'.
This origins made Cividale Del Friuli an important place for the turists.You can have the possibility to lunch in a typical Restaurant in Cividale del Friuli.

Optional Lunch in a typical restaurant in Cividale.

Transfer back to the Ship on time for departure.

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Excursion #3      Palmanova and Redipuglia (6 Hours)

Departure from Port by deluxe Coach and local multilingual speaking Guide to Palmanova in about 45 minutes to visit the town, entering through the Walls of Palmanova via one of the three Monumental Gates, visit the large square, the Cathedral, the Civic Museum and the many attraction which the town offers.

On the way back to thePort, there is the possibility to have lunch in a typical Restaurant in the countryside and test the good wines the Region produces.
On the way back, a short stop in Redipuglia, the Italy's largest War Memorial.
It  rises from the western face of the Sei Busi Mountain, not far from the Gulf of Trieste. During the First World War, this area was bitterly fought over. The Monte Sei Busi  is not very high, but you can enjoy to have a beautiful view from its summit. At the main monument's lowest level stands the resting place of the Duke of Aosta, Commander of the Third Army, which fought in this area during the 1st World War.


Palmanova

The placement gives the impression of the deployment on the battlefield of a great military force with its leader at its head. The Duke, who died in 1931, was laid here in accordance with his wish to lie amongst his soldiers. From this level begin rising the terrace containing the remains of the 40.000 known soldiers who fell during the war, and whose names are inscribed in individual plaques of bronze. On the topmost terrace, in two large common graves that flank the votive chapel, lie the remains of 60.000 unknown soldiers. Close by are the graves of 72 sailors, and 56 frontier guards. At the summit  of the monument rise three large bronze crosses. Behind the votive chapel is a small War Museum, a gift shop and an observation deck.

Optional Lunch in a typical Restaurant in the region of the Collio (Wine area) . Transfer back to the Ship on time for departure.

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Villa Manin.

Excursion #4     Villa Manin (6 Hours)
The Last Venice's Doge's Villa

Pick up at the Docks and travel by Deluxe Coach to Villa Manin.
The Villa Manin is located in the village of Passariano – Codroipo (Udine) and is one of the most significant artistic monuments in the history of Friuli Venezia Giulia. A symbol of the Region’s culture and tourism.
Centuries of history, grand design and association with the historic gardens, mark this residence as the most important example of the Venician's Villa in the Region.
The Villa has witnessed moments of glory before the fall of the Venetian Republic, the last Doge being Ludovico Manin, it subsequently became Napoleon’s headquarters. It was here that the "Treaty of Campoformido" was signed, which saw the centuries-old power of Venice finally come to an end (17th October 1797).

Optional Lunch in a typical Restaurant in the region of the Collio.

Transfer back to the Ship on time for departure.

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