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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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Beautiful interior, stunning performance

Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior, the interior of this theatre is quite beautiful. We saw La Traviata and the acoustics were excellant and the sightlines were wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior, the interior of this theatre is quite beautiful. We saw La Traviata and the acoustics were excellant and the sightlines were wonderful. The performers where top notch, with the soprano playing Viola outstanding. The neo modern set was disconcerting, but it didn't change our opinion of the performance or the hall. This venue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We love opera, in Italy it's even more special. But with the high prices it's not always affordable. On our last visit to Venice we were walking by La Fenice Theater and saw they have Carmen performance. We decided to go even though the tickets were expensive and had to come in the morning to buy them. As we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking experience ! The production was immaculately performed by superb artists, the music and vocals were sheer perfection ! The view from our box was excellent and the beautiful Theatre was a glorious showcase for this magical evening I will never forget. Thank you my darling Colin for my wonderful birthday present ! x If you get the chance, please... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Venue is stunning and the history of the Theatre is amazing with its rising from the ashes three times I believe. We watched La Traviata here and the acoustics set and the theatre were all tremendous as was the marvellous Opera which I would return to see again and again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was very disappointed. I was expecting something along the lines of the Paris, Vienna,Milan opera houses but nothing like it. It has been burned down several times and the latest version was built in the 1990's so it's only a reproduction anyway. It is very pretty, but not at all grand or breathtaking. I wouldn't bother really.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Opera wasn't preforming when were were in town, but we wanted to see a performance in this wonderful space. We had great box seats which we enjoyed very much. It just so happens that the particular music and performance were not as impressive as another concert in another Venice venue seen two nights earlier. Still very glad we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

One of the world's premiere opera houses. Beautiful with astounding acoustics. Get front seats in one of the boxes if possible. We saw La Traviata and it was wonderful. The theater is tucked just behind San Marco Square, so easy walking access.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A night at the opera could never be wrong in Venice. The house is impressive and I would like to see Madame Butterfly again. Good production.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

For €9, you can have a tour round the opera house with an audio guide. The Foyer and peripheral rooms are pretty standard: not a massive amount to get really interested in. You are allowed into a single box - while we were there, a practice was going on with two female singers. Both singers (and the orchestra) were excellent,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

The opera house was 2mins walk from our hotel. Given it was forecast to rain during the afternoon we decided to try for the 3.30 pm showing of La Traviata. The booking office opened at 9.30 and we found they sell off the left over tickets. We were able to purchase excellent seats in the stalls for €50 each, full... 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.