Venice travel news
Archived Article (02/16/98)
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Churches extend hours, charge admission
Tourists are often frustrated by the
limited visiting hours at Venice's most beautiful and popular churches. To keep visitors
from being disappointed, 13 Venice churches have extended their visiting hours by doing
away with the traditional lunch break and staying open later in the afternoon. The new
||10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
||3 p.m. - 6 p.m. *
|* Sunday morning masses are open to tourists, but
sightseeing is strongly discouraged during worship services, and offenders may be asked to
To cover the expense of more custodians,
the participating churches are now charging a modest entrance fee.
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