Catholic church services Villafranca di Verona & Pesaro

A friend I'm traveling with on a tour to Italy wants to be sure she can go to Catholic mass each weekend. Has anyone gone to a Catholic church in these towns that might know the mass schedule or other information? Public transportation to the church? Other tips?
Thanks

Posted by Sherry
San Jose, CA
1139 posts

There's a website, masstimes.org, that might be worth checking. I don't know those towns, but she shouldn't have much trouble finding Mass. I go to daily Mass and there are so many churches I usually find Mass while wandering around if I haven't planned anything. There commonly will be a Sat eve vigil Mass at 6 or 7, and there will be Masses Sunday morning (but sometimes not starting as early as in the US). And when I'm interested in a specific church and can't find Mass times on the web, I've had good luck emailing tourism offices in relatively small towns. Sometimes it take a couple of tries, but it usually works. The biggest challenge might be, if you're on a tour, the tour schedule; she probably should express her needs to the tour operator.

Posted by Michael
Seattle, WA, USA
5734 posts

As long as she's not looking for an English-speaking mass, she'll have no problem. The hours are posted on the doors of all the churches, and most have several masses throughout the day, though sometimes in a side chapel.