Starting from Friday 10 May, at 5 pm, the appointments of the cycle entitled "ExtraMAN": thematic guided tours that wind through the halls of the renovated museum and which are completed with the exploration of the archaeological areas managed by the Aquileia Foundation.
It starts with "Aquileia, Porta del Mediterraneo": an itinerary, guided by an archaeologist, to discover the people and goods that animated the streets of the ancient cosmopolitan city every day. Inside the museum it will be possible to examine the finds that tell the ancient routes and the journeys that connected the different shores of the Mediterranean Sea, to then reach the archaeological area of the river port and understand how the sophisticated system of waterways that connected Aquileia to the lagoon and the Adriatic Sea worked.
The following appointments will be dedicated to the domus, whose archaeological findings will dialogue with the houses of the CAL fund (17 May), to the funeral areas, with the visit to the Necropolis(24 May), and to public life spaces, to rediscover the decoration of the forum of the city (31 May).
All the visits, which in case of bad weather will take place inside the museum, will end with aperitifs organized on the same archaeological areas by the wineries of the territory that, with the Association of Entrepreneurs City of Aquileia, have joined this program. All the initiatives are included in the regular admission ticket to the museum and are free for SuperMAN owners, the museum pass.
Another form of collaboration between the Museum and the local productive fabric is "CioccoMAN", the weekly guided tours combining the discovery of the Archaeological Museum with the exploration of the new Aquileian laboratory Cocambo by Piero Zerbin, dedicated to the artisan processing of chocolate and coffee roasting. The itinerary, which combines the interactive gastronomic experience for archeology and history, will start on Thursday 16 May at 10 am with an appointment at the museum for guided tours of the exhibition; the group will then move to the Cocambo laboratory to visit and taste. Every week (10 am) until July, at an individual cost of 12 € for adults (reduced to 7 € for children aged 18 to 25) and 4 € for children.
May is also the month dedicated to the cycle "Aquileia si racconta SPECIAL", a series of thematic visits organized by the Inter-university School of Specialization in Archaeological Heritage of Trieste, Udine and Venice Ca ’Foscari. The appointments will start from May 11th and will be every weekend until the end of the month. On Saturday afternoon at 5.00 pm the cycle will be dedicated to "Aquileian stories: Stories of people and professions of the Roman city", while on Sundays, the appointments will double, with visits scheduled in the morning at 10.00 and 11.30 and in the afternoon at 15.30 and at 17.00, with appointments dedicated to "Aquileia and the Mediterranean East" (12 May, 10.00 and 11.30; 26 May, 3.30 pm and 5.00 pm), to "Aquileia between territory and daily life" (12 May at 3.30 pm and 5.00 pm; 19 May at 10.00 am and at 11.30 am, 26 May at 10.00 am and 11.30 am) and finally at the “Storie di pietra. Life in Aquileia through inscriptions ”(May 19th at 3.30pm and 5.00pm).
The "Special" cycle also reserves space for children and families with two dedicated events entitled "Birth in Aquileia. Children and toys in the Roman city " during which some of the ancient Aquileian toys normally preserved in the museum's deposits will be exhibited.
Workshops for families organized by the North East Cultural Study Didactic Association also continue: on Sunday 12th May at 4.00 pm you will be able to give space to your creativity in a laboratory entitled "Decorate the domus", where you learn to recognize the different materials they were used to decorate the private spaces of Aquileia in Roman times.
The reservation of all the activities is mandatory by calling 043191035, from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 2pm, or by writing to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing a message to the museum's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.