I would appreciate any first hand information and suggestions for the best time to visit S. Mark's Basilica. It is opening between 9.45 - 16.45 (Maybe not on Sunday). I am thinking about booking a 9:45 time on a Wednesday (Aug. 5th).
I have found a site which will allow me to book my visit to S. Mark's Basilica in advance. http://www.alata.it/eng/booking/sanmarco.asp
I have read somewhere that there are some lights inside the Basilica that are only turned on for a couple of hours a day. This report said it is the best time to visit, because when the lights are off you cannot really see everything. Unfortunatly I cannot find the details of this report.