After garnering great public acclaim in Milan and Rome, Constantine's historical and human adventure comes to Aquileia. The exhibition sheds light on the cultural and religious climate.
Considering Aquileia’s size, role and position at the time, the town could not have missed the chance to participate in and contribute to the celebration marking the 1700th anniversary of the famous Edict of Milan. Aquileia preserves a great deal of heritage from the time, and it was precisely thanks to Constantine that it acquired a fundamental role in the spread of Christianity. A considerable amount of information about Constantine is available from historical sources. However, the same cannot be said of Theodorus. What does remain is his most important achievement: the floors of the two halls of the first basilica, a monument to early Christianity. The exhibition sheds light on the cultural and religious climate of the time and the complex socio-political aspects that enabled Aquileia’s Christian community to thrive.