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Teatro La Fenice

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San Marco
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Address: Sestiere San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+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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Very beautiful theater

It's a very beautiful theatre but I think that the position is over rated. Nothing is original as the theatre has been burned several times the last time was in 1996

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very beautiful theatre but I think that the position is over rated. Nothing is original as the theatre has been burned several times the last time was in 1996

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't believe that this exquisite theatre has been reduced to a smoking pile of burnt wood and stone not once, not twice, but three times in its history, the last time as recently as 1996. It truly merits its namesake "the Phoenix". The audio tour is very good, and at 10 Euros/head it is a marvel where you will... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This teatro was located right near our hotel so we decided to visit on a Sunday midday just before a ballet recital. The entry was 10 euros per person (despite ATVO saying otherwise) and we had to pay extra 3 euros for taking pictures as they put a sticker on your camera phone. I learned about this place when I... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Venice is a place that you can enjoy for opera or musical performances. Suggest you take a look on their website and if time allow you must experience it at this beautiful classical theatre; Teatro La Fenice.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely impressive surroundings but not as daunting or formal as might have been anticipated. The performance, of Lucia di Lammermoor, however, exceeded all expectations. Probably the most moving opera production I've ever seen. With an enormous chorus and orchestra , including a glass harmonica, it's hardly surprising, though, that the Italian government is cutting back on subsidies to the arts,... More 

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The interior of La Fenice is a picture postcard in blue and gold rococo. Remember it's less than 20 years old, rebuilt after a 1996 fire. The acoustics are simply amazing. The entire interior of the theatre auditorium is constructed of larch wood. The orchestra simply fill the place with glorious sound In contrast the Rome Ballet gave a pretty... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my must sees during our short visit. Simply stunning architecture and decoration. It has been rebuilt due to fires 3 times, each time maintaiming the historical elements as closely as possible. It really is like stepping back in time! The audio tour is nicely done, allowing you to explore at your own pace. Be aware though,... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Opera House has been destroyed and rebuilt several times but it still has a feel of being the original decorations - this a magnificent building and must be spectacular when a performance is taking place. Really worth a visit.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I saw la Traviata at la Fenice and it was spectacular. We couldn't get tickets together and they accommodated us by giving us the best seats in the house!!!! I could not believe it!! We made reservations to have dinner there - right after the show and we had the honor to seat with Il Maestro. What... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From 1774 to 2004 this gorgeous Opera House was rebuilt after three different fires. The last was a result of arson. The craftsman and artists who contributed to the current incarnation have displayed remarkable technique. You will find the theatre in San Marco. Next time I will make sure to watch a show, as I'm sure the history as well... 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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