Today the Dominicans after 800 years continue with the same spirit to manage the religious service in the Basilica offering a reference point to visitors and faithfuls who want to be part of this welcoming community. 

Find out how to attend religious services in the complex.

The Pura Chapel

Period Masses hours
from September to June 7:30 - 18:00
July and August 07:30

Please note: the access for Chapel of Pura is located in Via degli Avelli and it is separated from Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

Time avilable for booking masses: only from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 16.00

Number Maximum 70 people.

PLEASE NOTE! The 6 pm weekday mass is suspended until September 13th


Period Masses hours
from October to June Saturday: 18:00
Sunday: 10.30 - 12.00 - 18.00
July and August Saturday: 19:00
Sunday: 10.30 - 19.00
September Saturday: 18:00
Sunday: 10.30 - 18.00

Religious holidays

The ordinary religious holidays on January 1st, January 6th, August 15th, November 1st, December 8th and December 25th follow the regular Sunday timetable. The other days can be seen in the tab below:

Days Mass Time Hours

October 18th Saint Luke
Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)
May 24th Saint Dominic of Guzman

Basilica: 6 pm
Holy Thursday (before Easter)

Pura chapel: no mass
Basilica: holy Mass in Coena Domini at 6 pm        Bardi Chapel: Adoration 9 pm - 12 pm

Good Friday (before Easter) Pura chapel: no mass
Basilica: Celebration of the Lord Passion at 6 pm - Bardi Chapel: Adoration 8 am - about 4 pm
Holy Saturday (before Easter) Pura Chapel: no mass. Prayers from 8 am and Crucifix Adoration
December 24th Christmas Eve Basilica: Holy Mass at 11:45 pm; No mass at 6 pm
Easter Vigil (Saturday before Easter) Basilica: Holy Mass at 10 pm; No mass at 6 pm
Private masses reservations
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