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Teatro La Fenice

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Address: Sestiere San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 786607
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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if you can buy a ticket to a show

This theater is very beautiful, if you can buy a ticket for a show and appreciate the real life of the theater.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Braga, Portugal
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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This theater is very beautiful, if you can buy a ticket for a show and appreciate the real life of the theater.

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful restoration after a devastating fire. Free audio guides included in entry fee but they do charge 2 euro extra if you also want to take photos inside. This is a once in a lifetime experience. Even though we had the audio guides and a map, we found it difficult to navigate thru the opera house as it is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Go early in your stay in Venice! The show is all in English and gives you a whirl wind tour of its history. If you're not clued up on the history it's an excellent starting point.

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Asolo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour we had was outstanding. Earphones were provided and detailed every part of the opera house. We were able to sit downstairs and listen to the explanations and also sat in Napoleon's area with the mirrows replicating distance. The gathering rooms upstairs were inviting and even saw the world's most expensive piano made in Italy. It was thoroughly presented.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was wowed by a friend's selfie sitting in the orchestra and then and there I decided to add it to my list of things to do in Venice. It took my breath away....stunning, beautiful. The entrance was only about 7 Euros(senior discount!) I would recommend the FREE audio tour which lasts about 40 minutes.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The opera house has been beautifully restored and it's quite a treat to sit in the boxes. The interior is stunning. Smaller than I imagined so the mezzanine boxes are close to the stage. It was a great evening. We attended La Traviata and it was fantastic.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This theatre was spectacular inside and we were surprised by the history behind it, well worth a visit to get a view of a stunning interior

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Invited to a concert in the Salon, we were able to have a special viewing of the theatre itself during rehearsals.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 Euros to visit the theater during the day. When we arrived the orchestra were practicing and we sat in the stalls and absorbed the interior decorations and lights whilst enjoying the music. After further exploring we found the royal box, again we sat in here and took in the ambiance that surrounded us An experience not to be missed..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never been to an opera before and what a surprisingly good experience. We saw La Traviata (Pretty Woman opera) had our own box (100 euro per person worth it) wasn't boring at all. Show had 2 breaks to have a drink and eat. We went all out in tuxedo and dress. We didn't feel over or under dressed we felt... More 

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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.