We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Book In Advance

Start Date
End Date
All photos (543)
All photos (543)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gold fish”(12 reviews)
“fish swimming”(6 reviews)
“dante's tomb”(12 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
12°
Mar
15°
Apr
21°
13°
May
Contact
Ravenna Piazza San Francesco 1, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
Website
+39 0544 33256
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna
from US$126.52
More Info
from US$57.51
More Info
from US$57.51
More Info
from US$241.53
More Info
Reviews (727)
Filter reviews
105 results
Traveller rating
32
54
17
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
32
54
17
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gold fish fish swimming dante's tomb original church original floor san francesco century ad main altar free entry nice church below street level worth a visit goldfish coin flooded underwater euro
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 105 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go to the back and go down the stairs and put 1 Euro into the machine to light up the underwater mosaics. Truly wonderful so go visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sawbograham
Reviewed 5 December 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 4 December 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 24 November 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 8 November 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 26 October 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
3  Thank AlexSwallow
Reviewed 25 October 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
Thank buttercup1211
Reviewed 3 October 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 2 October 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 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rickyspa1
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 37 nearby hotels
Residence La Reunion
415 reviews
.08 km away
Hotel Centrale Byron
493 reviews
.27 km away
Palazzo Bezzi
925 reviews
.33 km away
Albergo Cappello
192 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 740 nearby restaurants
Profumo di piadina
590 reviews
.16 km away
Ca' de Ven
3,557 reviews
.06 km away
Osteria Dei Battibecchi
709 reviews
.16 km away
Pasticceria Ferrari Di Savigni Roberta
283 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 138 nearby attractions
Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)
1,219 reviews
.27 km away
Archiepiscopal Museum
694 reviews
.28 km away
Piazza del Popolo
464 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines