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La Fenice Opera House

Address: Campo San Fantin, San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 786607
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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice
Ranked #3 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This world famous opera house, burned to the ground in 1996, has been rebuilt amongst much scandal and drama: its modern beauty and complex history ensure its place among the most celebrated monuments in Italian history.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Having been to venice several years before when they were restoring the theatre after fire it was on my to do list this year.I took the tour of the theatre which took about 1 hr with my audio guide. There was a rehersal on at the time i visited -which was interesting to watch and also gave me a very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Having read so much about La Fenice in Donna Leon's stories, we found it and found that very night it was opening with a symphony music performance starring a brilliant young Chinese pianist Chen Guang. We got wonderful seats and had the night of our life in this glorious theatre. Even if there's no performance, find it and go on... More

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Purley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We did a tour of La Fenice, we used the audio guide which made for a slow start as the first 4 sections are spent in the foyer (I would probably skip this bit, key bit of info is its the only bit that hasn't been burnt down!). Once we moved upstairs it was more interesting, sitting inside the Royal... More

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Horsham, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Lovely inside but the lady at the desk told us we needed photo I'd for the audio despite not telling us before we bought the tickets 9 euro pp. Once through the barrier I've weren't allowed to make our short trip back to the hotel to collect our passports. Only other iD they would accept was a photo ID driving... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was my first Opera and wow! Not sure whether I enjoyed the interior architecture and decor or the opera more but both were mind blowing. A must see when in Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A must-see. We got in at 5pm, we thought it was closed but they close at 6:30pm. there were no lines to get in, they have audio-tour so you can listen to the history while you walk around. when we got in they were rehearsing for Don Giovanni's opera, it was the general rehearsal (the opera started the next day).... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I came to Venice to see 3 different operas on 3 nights in a row. I chose a hotel nearby to immerse myself in the neighborhood. The opera house is a jewel box, the voices and orchestra are top notch, and it is a thrill to be able to visit such a historic building and institution. I also took the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You can either take part in a tour just to see this fabulous venue or, better still, see an Opera. Don't despair if you don't have seats pre-booked as I was able to get seats just a few days in advance. It was a truly magical experience.

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Chicago USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a wonderful rebuilding effort- a jewel box of a theater with superb acoustics and an excellent orchestra. A strong cast made for a stirring emotional Il Trovatore. The small square outside has restaurants for pre and post opera wining and dining. Venice can be very proud of it's Opera company!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It was a real thrill to attend an opera here. Beautiful opera house with great acoustics. We were lucky enough to attend a really excellent performance so we practically floated back to our hotel. If you enjoy opera houses as I do, it is a lovely place to visit even if you can't attend a performance. I don't think there... More

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