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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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The building is easy to get to and has an attractive white exterior with ornate sculptures decorating the outside. Inside is an attractive, sumptuous and cosy auditorium giving... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is easy to get to and has an attractive white exterior with ornate sculptures decorating the outside. Inside is an attractive, sumptuous and cosy auditorium giving excellent views of the performers and easy access to seating. Highly recommended!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There wasn`t a performance for us to see while we were there but what you can do is watch the cast rehearsals between 3-6pm,which was spectacular,it costs just 12euros each and you can stay for the whole three hours.Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Teatro La Fenice on a selfguided tour. What a beautiful theatre! Absolutely stunning! I love the fact that they decorated the theatre as it was after the last fire.

Thank Kristine L
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the family pass which includes the audio guide for each of us. Just to go inside and see the incredible restoration after multiple fires, was worth it! We would have loved to have been in a regular box for viewing, but they opened the Royal box. Incredible experience and if you can not see an Opera here, at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there are 2 restaurants next to the opera. Of course viewing a performance is not cheap, but you'll forget the price

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From our Room in the Hotel Taverna La Fenice next door we could hear the acts warming up - added to the romance of the Theatre for us, the building was Magic and a tour before a show is a must do adventure

Thank Peterphones
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our sixth visit to Venice, we finally visited La Fenice. What a jewel it is. Just beautiful. The thought of the fire destroying it is enough to bring me to tears. Thankfully it has been lovingly and faithfully rebuilt. We visited by ourselves, with an audio guide and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were there at the end of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 7 euros (student price) to visit it with a free voice tour. Its very pretty. If you are interested in architecture and history it's definitely worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if the season is over, and there are no performances scheduled, make sure not to miss visiting La Fenice. You can either visit with a group, or on your own; every visit includes the theatre auditorium, one of the most beautiful, ornate theatres in the world. Often there's a smaller exhibit in some of the smaller rooms; most recently... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent our last night in Venice (and Italy) at the opera, and we are so pleased with our choice! We splurged and got ourselves a box, box 29 on the 3rd or 4th level. It was fun to get all dolled up and head to the opera. We arrived early and took our time walking around and finding our... More 

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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.
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