Teatro La Fenice

La Fenice (meaning ‘the phoenix’) was once the envy of Europe.

Must-Do's Venice Published on 31 July 2018

Great composers produced operas and concerts just for the theatre. Verdi, Bellini, Prokofiev, Britten and many more! Disaster struck in 1996 when it burnt down, but international donations enabled a €90m reconstruction! You should seriously consider a ballet, opera or classical performance in this gold-gilded jewel from the golden age of opera.

Highlights: The opulent Baroque architecture in the auditorium and the Royal Box.

Booking not essential, but guided tours available here

Time to Explore: About 1 hour if not on a guided tour.

Top Tips: When you arrive, consider the ‘Promenade through the Theatre’ tour for €39.00 + VAT. It includes a guide and a Venetian aperitif in one of the Apollonian Halls. Also, shorts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed at performances. Dress to impress!

What’s Close? The Galeone Venezia, the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio, the Museo della Musica. In fact, the Piazza San Marco and the Basilica San Marco are only a five-minute walk away!

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