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. Put Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna into our Ravenna trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • admission is free but illuminate the mosaics submerged crypt to 1 euro fish will then tell you Hello it's a good introduction to the course "mosaics" of Ravenna this church is on the same place as the office of the Tourism
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  • Like everyone says, end the euro and see the amazing mosaics in the flooded crypt. We thought the Basilica itself was amazing, but the crypt was a truly a bonus.  more »
  • Recently, I went to see the Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna and of course I had to visit the Basilica of San Francesco. Must see the mosaics are unique in that submerged by a spring and visible from a small opening just after you enable lighting. Suitable place for families.
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