For prayers, Mass and Services you can enter freely from the Porta dei Fiori (North-side, Piazzetta ‘dei leoncini’).
Please, feel free to ask the staff working at the Porta.
Opening Times (from the Porta dei Fiori)
The Basilica opens at 8 am, closing at 7.30 pm.
Regular Mass and Services Times
From Monday to Saturday morning (at the Altar of the Nicopeia)
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, on weekdays are available only about 35 seats.
|08:00||Morning Prayer and Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce)|
|17:00 (Tuesday)||Eucharistic Adoration|
|18:00||Vespers and Office of Readings|
Saturday afternoon and Vigil of Solemnities ‘of precept’ (in the nave)
Sunday and Solemnities ‘of precept’ (in the nave)
|10:00||Solemn Mass (sung by the ‘Cappella Marciana’ choir)|
|12:00||Mass (“Organ Mass”)|
|17:45||Sung Vespers and Benediction (at the Altar of the Nicopeia)|
On weekdays 5 pm to 7 pm, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning (except during Vespers and Office of Readings).
You would be very welcome to concelebrate at any public Mass at Basilica di San Marco. Please arrive at the Sacristy at least 10 minutes before the Mass is due to begin. Please be aware that you will be asked to show your ‘celebret’ or letter of recommendation to the Sacristan on entering the Sacristy and this will be needed if you wish to concelebrate at Mass.
Pilgrims can ask to celebrate the Mass in a chapel of the Basilica writing to the Archdeacon (email@example.com).
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, we currently cannot guest pilgrimages asking to celebrate the Mass. Pilgrims can join the scheduled Mass, and their priests can concelebrate.
Choirs can offer to sing at the Mass of Saturday afternoon (6.45 pm) and at the Mass of Sunday (8.30 am and 6.45 pm) writing to the Archdeacon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, we currently cannot guest choirs.
To request celebrations of the Mass or to ask about Services and prayers in the Basilica, you can write to the Sacristy (email@example.com), phone (+39 041 2708 333) or come in person, from 7.30 am to 12 pm and from 5.30 pm to 7 pm. The address firstname.lastname@example.org is available to ask for other information.