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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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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

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Saw two shows here - an incredible solo piano concert as part of their Sunday at Noon series in a lovely 'salon' upstairs (great acoustics). And Ute Lemper as part of their jazz... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Saw two shows here - an incredible solo piano concert as part of their Sunday at Noon series in a lovely 'salon' upstairs (great acoustics). And Ute Lemper as part of their jazz series in the main concert space. On the plus side - the space is gorgeous. The acoustics are great. Get a box if you can as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Opera house is simply awesome..... Architecture is amazing and very well preserved... our tour guide informed that 2 major fire accidents happened here before but thanks to the italian gov for preserving the beauty.... opera walls is carved and coated with 24 ct gold!!! its a treat to watch.... We luckily got tickets for play on Da Vinci which began... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We saw Juditha Triumphans on July 5th, 2015 at 5pm at La Fenice. The production was mesmerizing. Sets, voices and orchestra were superb. We sat in a box in the first seats. We ordered online to The Fenice and paid 190 + 15 euro service charge per ticket from the USA. This was very expensive, but probably would have been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Well the reason I do say this is because I did have a pre paid ticket for a tour that I ended up not using because the day I went it was closed. Granted I didn't check the times the theatre was open but the assistant was very rude to me. It was the first time I went to this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

But the last restauration after a devastating fire gave the Venetians (again) a stunningly beautiful theatre which you should go and visit even when you're not that into opera. Entering the theatre has you gasping for breath. It's all glimmering red and gold, with huge christal chandeliers and a proper Royal Box in which you can sit and get completely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited the opera as part of our anniversary celebrations and weren't disappointed. The building itself is incredible. We booked a box and would thoroughly recommend this. In terms of operatic quality this was one of the best operatic events I've attended. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was a hot summer's day when we visited the opera house, what a beautiful break from the crowds to sit, rest and admire this magnificent work of art. There were no queues and there were no more than 10 visitors when we went. You can sit in the stalls and the royal box and watch the stage hands set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Even if you know nothing about the art form most of us associate opera with Italy. While it may surprise some that opera no longer has the place in Italian society it once did, its importance to the history of the country is undeniable. The Venice opera house not only saw many significant premieres but has a really interesting history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Came across La Fenice by chance and walked in. The rooms on the first floor are beautiful and the theatre itself takes your breath away. You can sit in a box and take in the atmosphere of the place. If you want to the audio tour you must leave id with them - passport or identity card which is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The opera house restoration is not to be missed. When you walk in it takes your breath away, magnificent luxury. We booked tickets for the opera which can be expensive but a wonderful evening. If the opera is not for you, there is a audio tour during the day which is worth taking.

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Address: Campo San Fantin, San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 786607
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco

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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.