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All reviews gold fish fish swimming dante's tomb original church original floor san francesco entire city century ad main altar free entry nice church below street level worth a visit goldfish coin flooded underwater
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Ravenna sits on soft marshland and is slowly sinking, the basement crypt which is constantly filled with water. It was amazing seeing goldfish swimming over the underwater mosaics.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MimiL892
Reviewed December 4, 2018

I wouldn't go back to this church as it is not terribly interesting, however under the altar there is a little window where you can pay l euro and see the crypt. That is worth seeing--crypt is flooded with water in which goldfish are swimming....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HannahHC2015
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

My favourite place to relax in historical Ravenna. There's a pretty piazza in front of the Basilica which is both lively and easy-going. Off to the side there's Dante's tomb and the narrow cobblestone streets around it are just beautiful. Inside the Basilica is impressive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eleniaggeliki
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

This church seemed only to have the mosaic floor under water with gold fish and the settlement of the tower. Worth a stop in but not something I would recommend unless already included and on your way to other attractions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank somanyfoods
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The mosaics under water at the back of the church are pretty special. You have to put in a little money to light up the area. No-one seemed to want to, but after my friend did there was such a crowd of people that the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

It’s only a couple of blocks away from Dante’s Tomb so if you are in the area, it’s worth swinging by, but compared to the other sights in Ravenna, I didn’t find it as impressive. There was a little area under the altar that you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bigo1955
Reviewed October 2, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eric v
Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed August 25, 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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