Venice Chorus Pass ☆☆

Covers 18 churches. Must visit at least 5 to make it a savings.

Venice was the first city in Italy to come up with the ignominious practice of charging people to visit God. Eighteen of its major churches—with the notable expectation of the biggest and best, the Basilica of St. Mark's—banded together to charge admission.

Individual entry: €3 ($3) to get into any one of the member churches (or €1.50 ($2) for students).

The Chorus Pass: €12 ($13) grants entry to all 18 costs for individuals (€8 ($9) for students up to age 29, or €24 ($27) for a Family Pass good for two adults and any kids up to age 18). It's good for one year.

Coverage: Eighteen churches scattered across town—including two biggies: 

  • I Frari (full name: Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari )
  • Il Redentore (Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore)
  • Santa Maria del Giglio
  • Santo Stefano
  • Santa Maria Formosa
  • Santa Maria dei Miracoli
  • San Giovanni Elemosinario
  • San Polo
  • San Giacomo dall'Orio
  • San Stae
  • Sant'Alvise
  • San Pietro di Castello
  • Santa Maria del Rosario (Gesuati)
  • San Sebastiano
  • San Giobbe
  • San Giuseppe di Castello
  • San Vidal
  • San Giacomo di Rialto

Savings: Visit at least four member churches, and the pass has paid for itself. Any others you pop into from then on are free.

Should I get the Venice Chorus Pass for churches?: In town for more than three or four days and gung-ho for a lot of sightseeing? Go ahead and get the pass.

Book it: Chorusvenezia.org or Viator.com

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