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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Campo San Fantin | San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A night at La Fenice which has risen from the ashes on several occasions was successful not least because I survived the experience intact. It was the first night of the opera season and the first night of Verdi’s Macbeth. Amazing performance, wonderful experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great audio tour an terrific history to this theatre. Stunning to see the beauty of the auditorium. Not to long so manageable if tired or worried it could take a long time. Hour an half felt right. Needs a little decoration in foyer an seats...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a guided tour of the theatre. I don’t think that is necessary. This is very cool to see, and the audio guide would have been sufficient. So visit - but on your own.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience to see La Traviata performed in the Theatre it was created for. Venice is so full of unique experiences.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisaclark262
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing theatre this is. Destroyed by fire and rebuilt to original. Wow, the beautiful ceiling, boxes and royal box are truly breath taking. Free audio guide.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having gone to the Metropolitan Opera for years, we were delighted to see a production in the famous La Fenice. The performance was excellent and the theater, incredible. I always thought it was bigger. The sound, the staging all wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We spent a visit to the theater in the afternoon. Included with the admission fee comes a free audio guide that was of great quality. In Italian museums, I'm often lost without a guide, as the descriptions seem to be more focused on who donated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marc A
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Amazing - like a beautiful jewelry box, on a tiny square. Beautiful, shiny, gorgeous chandeliers and main area. The show fit the ambiance too - we saw The Barber of Seville. This was once in a lifetime experience as the tickets are very expensive.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited La Fenice the same day as we were seeing a show at night, there is a self audio guide that tells you the history of the Opera House and included in the tour is permission to take photos inside the theatre, a great tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We purchased tickets to "The Barber of Seville"for this theater while still in the states. The day before our performance they notified us there was a strike and the performance was cancelled. We visited La Fenice and they were apologetic and returned our money in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from FrenchCactus | Reviewed this property |
Having done both (box in 1st floor and seat in row D), I highly recommend row D. You have a better view of the stage and are closer to the orchestra.
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June 16, 2018|
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Response from Martin M | Reviewed this property |
We also had front seats allocated (level 4) and other people had already arrived before us and had been put on the stool seats behind us. We were shown to our seats by the theatre staff so there was no doubt about where we... More
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Antoine B | Reviewed this property |
It is depending on the show itself. Assuming a regular opera, you may book at 9:30 -10 . The best tip is to check with the restaurant itself as they know the best timing as you are not the only one to book after the show... More
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Perth, Australia
Problems with buying tickets online at Teatro La Fenice (6 Replies)
I have tried to purchase tickets to the opera from their own website but after I put in my credit card details it just went back to the payment page and didn't go onto the confirmation page. It said that the booking was still awaiting confirmation. I sent an urgent email and it was read but not responded to. Several hours later the booking was listed as expired so I did it again, for the same seats, but the same thing happened. I sent another urgent email. I am worried that it got as far as...More
June 18, 2014|
Response fromRosa503|
I remember past posts about Viva ticket or another ticket company not processing cards it was some time ago though. If it is the Fenice direct try calling possibly.
Tracy, CA
Recommendation for early dinner near Teatro La Fenice? (5 Replies)
We have an 8pm show at Teatro La Fenice next month. Can anyone recommend a good place to have an early dinner, ~6pm, nearby? Thanks in advance, happy travels.
May 03, 2018|
Response fromangelina1813|
I second that notion went there last night and rhe stuffed ravioli and Teramisu was phenomenal
Western NC
Mother taking youngest (19 y.o.) son to Venice (10 Replies)
Hi - My youngest son (19 years old) and I are planning to visit Venice from Dec 29 - Jan 3 and I was hoping for some advice. My son wanted to visit Italy because he has been taking Italian in college - so, we chose Venezia. He is not particularly interested in culture, but will attend anything as long as mom is paying, so, I have booked places at the Musica A Pallazo on January 1 (they are performing Rigoletto or Barber of Seville - I forget which one). He is actually looking forward...More
December 12, 2013|
Response fromocpony|
I didn't attend a performance, however, I did visit the Teatro - absolutely gorgeous and well worth the admission fee. If memory serves me, there's a audio guide that takes you thru. tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187870-d2… IMO, if you want to attend a performance by all means do so, if your son want to join you all the better. He's 19 and can certainly explore Venice on his own while you're taking in an experience you appear to be interested in doing. Venice is very safe. I did go...More