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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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Fantastic theatre and good performance

We were lucky to visit Venice when there was an opera in performance and not a particularly 'mainstream' one so a bit more fresh. Staff were helpful with finding seats though... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We were lucky to visit Venice when there was an opera in performance and not a particularly 'mainstream' one so a bit more fresh. Staff were helpful with finding seats though signposting could have been better. The place itself is spectacular and the tiers of boxes meant that the view if pretty uninterrupted. We booked only 5 days before the... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We bought tickets well in advance to see La Traviata. My family traveled to Milan, Verona, and Venice this summer. We really wanted to see an opera in Italy, and considered going to Verona to see opera in the ampitheatre (no opera in Milan in August). However, the quality of the singers and sound was clearly not going to be... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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The Fenice was being rebuilt the last time we came to Venice so the chance to see its gilded interior this time was high on the priority list. The audio guide is informative but any back stage ideas you may have can be forgotten. There was nothing to see that a ticket for a performance would not have delivered -... More 

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first time to an opera easy location to find thoroughly enjoyed slightly sore bum having sat on awful chairs in the private box. shame you pay extra to sit in the box but much comfier chairs in the main arena...catch 22 situation...loved it though...a must when in venice !

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World-class opera house. We watched La Traviata and Norma and equally enjoyed both performances; very touching, emotional and tells great story! The theatre is one of the oldest and very historical, absolutely beautiful inside and a must place to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last time we were in Venice, La Fenice was still closed following the fire in the late 80s. When we returned this time we were delighted to find out that not only could we visit but we bought tickets to see La Traviata. It's one of Verdi's operas and first performed in La Fenice so it felt very fitting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw La Traviata, conducted by the legendary Nello Santi and with Maria Grazia Schiavo as Violetta. The production and staging were clever and slick but the music was simply out of this world. It is an opera I know well and yet I have never been moved by it as much as I was here. Just stunning. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a tour inside, and then I heard a piano recital going on in the back, and decided to come back at night to watch the opera show -- Norma. If you do come at night, try to find a dress so you feel like you fit in with the crowd ;) It's also perfectly fine to come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most difficult sometimes is to find the way to the theatre... A bit hidden. Beautiful opera house totally reconstructed as the original after the big fire in 1996. Wonderful architecture and decoration. An opera house full of History. Currently there is a small exhibit about Maria Callas (not very interesting). Visit costs 10€ including audio guide. Takes about 30... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to buy opera tickets to visit La Fenice - we went on the audio tour during the day. It is very reasonably priced and the audio is very clear and informative. You get to sit in the auditorium while listening to the audio description of the theatre's history of fires and rebuilding. A small but interesting detail... 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.