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La Fenice Opera House

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Address: Campo San Fantin, San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 786607
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This world famous opera house, burned to the ground in 1996, has been...
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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Heard La Fenice Philharmonic on 12Apr15...amazing experience. To hear Beethoven's 4th symphony at this opera house while on vacation was a memory of a lifetime. Definitely worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Heard La Fenice Philharmonic on 12Apr15...amazing experience. To hear Beethoven's 4th symphony at this opera house while on vacation was a memory of a lifetime. Definitely worth the time and visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We went this sundayevening and were surpriced of THE small cosy opera.The direttore Susanna Malkki was outstanding.it was a big publicity for opera itself.Congratulations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

What a magnificent Opera house and definitely worth a visit... I would almost consider returning to Venice just to attend an Opera. The Audio tour was overall quite good, although I did find myself getting a bit bored when the guide rambles for a bit. The most impressive part of the house is without a doubt the Kings Box, originally... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

This is an extraordinary opera venue. Visually stunning and acoustically magnificent - even from seats at the rear. That said, given the price of tickets, it would be great if one did not have to sit in the light of one's neighbor's smart phone - really, if you;re not interested in the opera, go home! Worse, after FINALLY putting his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Go to Venice and not go to the opera is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. As we know this very beautiful theatre burned to the ground in 1996 and was not the first time! Is completely rebuilt in detail, of course it has a lack of decadence because it is not old but rebuilt. Anyway it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Sadly it was burnt to the ground in '96 but the stunning rebuild has added much in serviceability to this grand old dame of a theatre . There is always something to see here , ballets , operas , concerts . Its a well loved theatre by locals and tourists a like , if you are an opera buff its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

A must for any performance lovers or those seeking special new experiences. Being more into opera and ballet, I took a risk and watched Yuri Temirkanov conduct an orchestra celebrating his finest worked and was not disappointed. The whole experience was one to remember. We sat in a box for 4 on level one right next to the stage and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went as a retirement treat with my business partners and what an evening to remember! The production of La Traviata was fantastic and only surpassed by the interior of the building which is breathtaking. If you can afford it, book a box and feel like Royalty! At the end of an Act get a drink and visit the recital and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were so lucky to spend an evening at this beautiful opera house. Never seen an opera before but La Traviata was amazing. This was made all the more special being in Venice. Will never forget the whole experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The theater is close to the center and not too hard to find. The interior has been renovated to a glorious old-world feel. Very small and beautiful. The cast feels about half as large as the audience. I was disappointed to see the Italians (and the few Americans) massively outnumbered by the Germans, who dress very nicely, but a little... More 

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.