Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna, Ravenna
(4.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was historical, but not the best basilica I've seen. We visited here before going to Dantes tomb. 
  • The particular thing and interesting is the tub under the altar, but if you don't put a euro won't turn on the light. For the rest, in Ravenna there is much better. If you are in the area come in.
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  • Enter this church not so lavishly decorated but full of atmosphere is gorgeous. A prayer, a look around and an immense astonishment at seeing that in part under the apse there is water ... and there are some huge fish!
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