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Teatro La Fenice

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Address: Sestiere San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 786607
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Worth to see some Opera

We locals love to go here to see some good opera, which is not an old habit at all. You will find teenagers and maybe even some kids enjoying some "lirica" and opera! the theatre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We locals love to go here to see some good opera, which is not an old habit at all. You will find teenagers and maybe even some kids enjoying some "lirica" and opera! the theatre is also full of history (it's called "the Phoenix" since it actually burnt down a couple of times, and was always rebuilt), and worth a... More 

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Cancun. Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just visiting this old and three times restored theater makes you realize the magnficency of the golden era of the Italian Opera. If possible enjoy any performance there, it will be worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid 12€ to go in and wander around with an audio guide. That in itself was worth every penny. But the day we were there they were rehearsing Norma and we were able to sit in a private booth and watch the performance. All this for 12€! Brilliant

Thank ANDY B
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited Venice for a short break with my partner and on my to do list was to visit Teatro La Fenice for a tour of the inside - and it did not dissapoint! It costs €10pp for the tour, or €7 for students. You get given a portable headset that you use to listen to audio descriptions at specific... More 

Thank Hayley A
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a little tucked away so it may be hard to find without a map. The outside just looks like an ordinary theater but it's absolutely beautiful on the inside. When I was in Venice they were showing Mirandolina and also a little piano show. I looked up tickets online and they were a bit expensive but if you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the self guided tour yesterday with my teenage daughter. It was a lovely experience. The lady at front told us that since there's a live opera rehearsal going on we cannot go to the first floor but can see the rehearsal from upstairs box seats. I stayed for a while and enjoyed the part of opera dress rehearsal... More 

Thank Tomoko W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to locate theatre which offers daily tours. Exactly what you imagine to host a grand Italian Opera. Beautiful interior and very informative audio tour. Enjoyed by 5 year old, teenager, and adults.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the theatre house by accident, and eventually figured out how to get in after an awkward locked door, but once inside it was lovely. The tour was about 20 euro if I remember rightly with a free audio guide tour in your language. The audio guide gives you a lovely historical check on each stage of the theatre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Teatro la Fenice by accident whilst wandering through Venice. We had an hour or so to spare so decided to take an audio tour of the building, I’m very glad we did as it was most enjoyable. The audio guide was interesting and told us a lot about the history of the opera house, how it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of La Fenice is the PERFECT ESCAPE from the insane crowds of Venice. No worries about pickpockets or gypsies in here! This isn't the original theater, a couple fires have solved that, but the rebuilds are certainly impressive. It is a self-guided audio tour and very informative. The theater is beautiful. For any one who enjoys opera, history... 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.