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Teatro La Fenice

Campo San Fantin 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041786607
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As featured in 3 days in Venice
Ranked #5 of 214 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Operas, Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Teatro La Fenice is the most important opera house and one of the most prestigious concert venues in Venice, with a history dating back to 1789. The... more »
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Saint Peter, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Although the modern dance performance I saw there did not fit the space very well, the theatre itself is wonderful to see. They also offer a tour, but they were not offering it on the Thursday when I was there (so check the calendar if you want a tour!)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We arrived very early and went in as soon as it was open. It is a beautiful theatre, so ornate. Well worth the money, lovely little tour.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Staff were really not friendly. A lady in the counter almost ignored and skipped me and served others first, but bought a ticket with patient to go inside. Nothing was explained where i go from here. Moved to place where I can borrow the audio guidance, the young guy sitting there was really not helpful at all. As soon as... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I only took the audio tour. I would have appreciated being able to take some photos (I am a very discreet photographer) but was not allowed to. The audio tour is extensive and fascinating. The interiors of the Opera House are exquisite. The second burning down of the Fenice (arson) is largely glossed over, as it took two public inquiries... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Could only look at the outside as wasnt i open but will visit on a return to Venince in the future but worht finding

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had a spare hour before I had to head back to the station to leave venice so I wanted to have a look at the theatre, when I arrived I saw there was a tour around the Theatre which at 9 euro isn't the cheapest but when i walked into the theatre i wouldn't have minded if I'd paid... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

staff were snarly - not friendly as if they were tired of all tourists - my only disappointing part of my trip to Venice

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Incredible production of Stravinsky's 1951 opera The Rake's Progress. If you are traveling to Venice you can order your tickets online in advance or show up that day and see if any seats are available. I splurged for a box seat and it was totally worth it for this once or twice in a lifetime experience. Arrive early so you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great atmoshphere and performance, not to be missed. Should be in everyone's top 10 of Venice. Theatre is beautiful and very atmospheric.

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Morgan Hill, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful interior, lots of history but very uncomfortable seats..We've seen several operas at La Fenice for the past five years. Quality is acceptable but nothing outstanding. Personally I think it is more like an expensive tourist trap.

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