Holy Masses

The holy masses celebrated in the basilica are free of charge and you do not have to make a reservation as for the visits.

The entrance for the Holy Masses and for the prayer is from the Porta dei Fiori (north façade, Piazzetta dei Leoncini).

The faithful are kindly requested to contact a staff member at the Porta dei Fiori.

Opening hours


Porta dei Fiori: 7:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays:

Porta dei Fiori: 7:00 a.m.-7:45 p.m.


07:00 a.m.; 08:00 a.m.; 09:00 a.m. (Sung Mass of the Charter of the Canons preceded by the celebration of the praises); 10:00 a.m.; 06:45 p.m. (preceded by the celebration of Vespers and the rosary).

The 06:45 p.m. Mass is the first of the Sunday/holiday Masses on Saturdays and days preceding holidays

Sundays and holidays
07:00 a.m.; 08:00 a.m.; 09:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. (Sung Mass with brief remarks in various languages, St. Mark’s Chapel); 12:0006:45 p.m.

Celebration of Vespers and Madonna Nicopeia procession with the chant of the litanies: 05:30 p.m.

The 6:45 p.m. evening Mass is often animated by foreign choirs passing through Venice.
Contact the Sacristy of St. Mark’s Basilica for information (Phone – Fax: +39 041 5225697; Email sacrestia@procuratoriasanmarco.it).


Priests are available for confessions. in the morning from 10:00 a.m. until noon and in the afternoon from 05:00 to 07:00 p.m.


During weekdays the Baptistry is dedicated to prayers: after the Holy Mass at 9:00 a.m. follows the Blessed Sacrament’s exhibition for Eucharistic adoration, which is ended by a blessing at 04:30 p.m. In the same Baptistry and at the same times it’s possible to go to confession in several languages.

For particular pastoral requests (christenings, weddings, etc.) or to accompany the celebrations with choirs, contact the Sacristy of the Basilica (Phone – Fax: +39 041 5225697; Email sacrestia@procuratoriasanmarco.it).

Opening hours of the Sacristy (7:30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; 5.30 p.m.-7.00 p.m.)