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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 #6 of 206 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Northamptonshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Even though it's mostly new after the last fire, you'd never know it. We were lucky that there was a rehearsal of Madama Butterfly going on when we visited, which added a welcome extra dimension, but definitely a must-see.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Do some reading. Keep in mind this place burned down not once but twice. First time an odd fire, second time by the cement shoe boys at work. The result is spectacularly beautiful, with great acoustics. Just look at the picture to imagine how gleaming in gold trim can make an opera even better. We saw Don Giovanni there and... More

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Bristol, Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Saw my first opera here in 1967 and then again after the fire restoration. It is possible to have a guided one-on-one tour of the entire opera house that is well worth the time and money. The magnificence of European stage and opera at it's finest and certainly a high-point of Venice.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went to the Teatro La Fenice in the daytime to take the self guided tour we had heard about. The building is wonderful, inside and out. We walked around from the back so we could also see the stage door and the entrance if you arrive by boat. The tour was very good, its a self guided audio tour... More

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Even if you are not luck enough to experience an actual show at this wonderful venue…you must tour it and see the beauty. When Teatro La Fenice burned several years ago it was thought all was lost. It was rebuilt and restored to it's original magnificence! It is a MUST visit!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We treated ourselves to tickets for a box, buying online before going to Venice. What a beautiful theatre! [Note, there were no interval refreshments]

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Magnificent theatre in a lovely piazza always full of music lovers. Well restored after being destroyed by a fire. A real phoenix. Do not miss a small shop at one side of the theatre with beautiful and hard to find puppets with reasonable prices.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I really enjoyed the updating of what for me is a very well known opera. I was also impressed with the presentation of a bouquet of mimosa flowers to each of the ladies in attendance to honor "Woman's Day 2014".

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a fabulous building in spite of being rebuilt twice it still has something of the original 18 century atmosphere . Having done the tour on a previous visit we were thrilled to get tickets for a performance , Afraid 'The Barber of Seville ' failed to thrill : I have seen better performances in Leeds !

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Before leaving Vancouver we booked tickets for La Traviata and eagerly anticipated our visit. We were in no way disappointed - in fact our expectations were greatly exceeded by reality. The area around La Fenice is a delight but nothing prepared us for the theatre's interior. The production was superb. Thank goodness this wonderful building has survived two fires!

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