Baptistery and Südhalle (South Room)


  • Location: Aquileia,
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  • Phone#: +39 0431 917619
  • Opening: Summer hours (from the last Sunday of March to 30 September)
    every day from 9am to 7pm

    Winter time
    From March, 1 to March, 31 and from october, 1 to october 31: every day from 9am to 6pm
    From november 1 to February 28: Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9am to 5pm

    The ticket office closes 10 minutes before closing time.
The baptistery was flanked by two large symmetrical rectangular rooms that completed the grand basilica complex. They were discovered in 1893 and referred to by the Austrian archaeologists as, respectively, the Nordhalle (north room) and the Südhalle (south room). Both rooms had mosaic floors from the late 4th century or the early decades of the 5th: only small fragments of the northern one remain, while a significant portion of the southern one has been preserved, now in the museum.