Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna, Ravenna

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Built between the 9th and 10th centuries in the Early Christian style, Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna is an understated Catholic church with a fascinating twist. Changing sea levels resulted in the original floor of the church flooding, so the mosaic floor and crypt lie underwater. The sunken crypt sparkles with coins strewn across the floor, and large goldfish swim through the waters. For an extra euro, you can illuminate the floor for a better view. The church also houses a beautiful pipe organ. For Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna and beyond, use our Ravenna tourist route planner to get the most from your Ravenna vacation.
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  • Beautiful Renaissance style, very loaded of details his cupulampero turn sobriany elegante.me encanton the population of Ravenna much riding bicycles. Bought me some plates of glass esmaltqfo beautiful pqra, osaiquismo!
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  • Important place of Catholic worship. You'll be surprised at the crypt, accessible via a double flight of stairs with the entrance a small arched window from which you can see the crypt without entering it. On the floor there are ancient mosaics. Lying below sea level, the water invades the crypt like a small pool, where swimming also different fish. Found on the internet history and visiting hours.
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  • Truly fabulous, worth insert coin to turn the light flooded in the crypt, the show that opens to the eyes is a unique feature.
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