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Basilica of San Marco & Excavations in Rome Tickets with Audio Guide

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Delve into the history of Rome’s ancient Basilica of San Marco with a multilingual audio guide and explore the excavation site.

Highlights

  • Explore San Marco, one of the oldest basilicas in Rome, with reserved entry and an audio guide in 5 languages.

  • Discover the Basilica's historical importance as a symbol of Rome's influence and see the tomb of Leonardo Pesaro, crafted in 1796 by Antonio Canova.

  • The 15th-century frescoes by Melozzo da Forlì, which depict Saint Mark the Pope and Saint Mark the Evangelist will leave you awed.

  • The façade of the Basilica is a Renaissance masterpiece, featuring a portico with 3 graceful arches supported by semi-columns leaning against pillars.

  • Fun Fact: Over time, the basilica underwent various renovations, with a significant reconstruction in 1468 under Pope Paul II, shaping its current appearance.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Basilica of San Marco

  • Entry to archaeological excavations

  • Audio guide in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

A Venetian jewel in Rome

Located in the Palazzo di Venezia, facing the Vittoriano monument, you'll find San Marco Basilica right in the heart of its namesake square. It all started back in the 4th century when Pope Saint Marco thought, "Why not build a basilica here?" After some makeovers over the years, Pope Paul II spruced it up in 1468, and he even named it "the church of the Venetians in Rome". This ticket grants you the opportunity to discover this historic marvel and the artifacts and excavations it holds.

Discover the architectural splendor inside

San Marco Basilica boasts a Renaissance facade with an elegant portico supported by semi-columns – a real gem of the era. Behind it, you'll spot a Romanesque bell tower adorned with historic ceramics. Beneath the basilica, a surprising find during restoration work: the bones of martyrs, including those of San Marco, now resting under the main altar.

Despite its Baroque influence, you'll discover treasures from various eras, including a striking 9th-century apse mosaic. Keep an eye out for the tomb of Leonardo Pesaro, sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1796. Enhance your experience with the audio guide, available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, offering in-depth stories and insights.

St. Mark's Basilica

Monday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Thursday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Friday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Saturday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Sunday02:00 PM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM

Important information

  • Strict Dress Code: Knees and shoulders must be covered. Short skirts and sleeveless clothes are not allowed.

Restrictions

  • Note that the following is not allowed on this tour: flash photography.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Basilica di San Marco al Campidoglio.

  • Address: Palazzo Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is P.Za Venezia. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board bus #85 to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Venezia. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board tram #8 to get you there.

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