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All reviews gold fish fish swimming original church dante's tomb original floor san francesco entire city main altar century ad free entry quick visit nice church below street level worth a visit alabaster windows beautiful mosaics goldfish
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basilica of San Francesco is interesting to visit although it has undergone significant renovations over the centuries. In this church the funeral of the "Supreme Poet Dante" was celebrated in 1321. The remains of the "great poet" rest in the adjacent "Dante's tomb". Under...More

Thank Bigo1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you see this basilica from the outside it is big but with brickstone and built in a simple structure. But seeing the inside you will not be disappointed. All the colourful mosaics on walls ceilings and on the ground. It is really amazing. The...More

Thank Eric v
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This very interesting basilica has its beginnings in the 5th century and it was change a rebuilt for more than 1000 years. The most curious thing is that the crypt is flooded has several colourful fish swim around the lovely mosaics

1  Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Really old basilica. You can see how the water levels have changed over the centuries. Original level of floor os seen in crypt.

1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 22 August 2018

initialy build also in the 5th century, the basilica was demolish and rebuild in the early IX century. Baroque altars and other decoration were added in the XVII. In the 1321 the funeral of Dante Alighieri was celebrated here. There are several works of art,...More

2  Thank Sorin C
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The Basillica is a nice visit. The cript is beautiful with its underwater part and the fishes. In order the get the lights you have to give 1 EUR but it's worth.

1  Thank Krasito
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Incredible to see the flooded crypt with fish swimming in the water. One of many great churches in Ravenna.

Thank Clockwise47597
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Free entry but a small 1 euro charge to see the amazing mosiac and fish. A not to be missed site in Ravenna.

Thank Kasler
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The entry was free. When we got there they were closed (12-3), but the kids really wanted to see the fish. You have to put a euro into the little machine to turn the light on for you to see the underwater part of the...More

Thank DofDenver
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

The water and mosiac setting is pretty awesome. I wish more churches would mix in the elements a bit more.

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