Ravenna Monuments and Historic Buildings: St. Francesco Basilica
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St. Francesco Basilica is a romanic Church with three naves. Its outward is very simple, with a bricks facade. It was built shortly after the half of V century a.D. by the Bishop Neone who dedicated it to the Apostoles. The Church was completely remade during X-IX centuries. Probably the bell tower was built before the Church. Here took place funerals of the italian poet Dante Alighieri, who died in Ravenna during the night between 13th and 14th September. In fact, close to the church there is a chapel that conserves the spoils of the poet.