Mass and Services

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 8am, closing at 7.30pm.


Regular Mass and Services Times

Weekdays (at the Altar of the Nicopeia)

08:00 Morning Prayer and Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce)
08:30 Mass
10:00 Mass
15:00 (Tuesday) Eucharistic Adoration
18:00 Vespers and Office of Readings
18:25 Rosary
18:45 Mass


Sundays and Solemnities ‘of precept’ (in the nave)

08:30 Mass
10:00 Solemn Mass (sung by the ‘Cappella Marciana’ choir)
12:00 Mass
17:45 Sung Vespers and Benediction (at the Altar of the Nicopeia)
18:45 Mass



On Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 11.30am, and 5pm to 7pm (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.


Contact us

To request Masses and Services, for choir wishing to sing at the Mass, and for other information, please phone or write to the Sacristy (7.30am to 12.30pm and 5.30pm to 7pm; Tel/Fax +39 041 5225697; E-mail