Guided tour

La Fenice Theater: Tour

La Fenice Theater: Tour

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Explore the world-famous La Fenice Theater in Venice. Join a guided tour and learn about the rich history of the 18th-century opera house and its place in the Italian cultural scene.

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Duration options: 45 minutes - 3 hours
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  • Take a guided tour through the famous opera house of La Fenice
  • Envision its great operas and hear about the theatre's fascinating history
  • Marvel at the monument's rich ornamentations of stucco and gold
  • Learn the backstage secrets of the building and its stars
  • See where renowned operas by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi premiered
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Visit one of the most famous and beautiful buildings in Venice on a guided tour of the La Fenice Opera House and Theater and explore a renowned landmark of the Italian art scene. Marvel at the monument's rich ornamentations of stucco and gold and discover the backstage secrets of the building and its stars. Trace its history from its origins in the 18th century to the present day through several fires. Hear how it became famous in the 19th century for its many famous operatic premieres. Learn about the performances of the 4 major "bel canto" composers of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi. Indulge your passion for the theater and opera at one of the world's most prestigious venues.
  • Teatro La Fenice guided tour
  • Access to Teatro La Fenice
  • Live tour guide
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      In front of the theater

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      4.3 /5

      based on 243 reviews

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      This is a beautiful place and well worth a visit. We had trouble finding the meeting place and was 10 minutes late but the guide had waited for us. Unfortunately I did not catch her name but she was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all question the party asked. We were able to visit the royal box and take a look at tbe view from there. The Fenice is an outstanding place and the ceiling complete with clock is truly special - it must be something special when a performance is on.

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      May 3, 2017

      Mostly fantastic!

      After a slow start (some miscommunication on where to meet) we got to go in. Our guide (young, long hair -can't remember her name) recovered well from being flustered and gave us great information! Our 4 kids (a string quartet from Australia) were lucky enough to perform a quick piece on the stage -fulfilling a bucket list dream and our guide was helpful and supportive. The Theatre is amazing -smaller than we thought- and absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately we couldn't see the upstairs rooms (as something was on?) and obviously you're not allowed to see back stage either. So really, it's only the entrance and the Theatre itself (including the Royal seats) that you're allowed to see.

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      October 20, 2016

      Great Service and Tour

      We got to Venice 20 minutes before the tour started. We had an emailed map from the travel agency of how to get to them from Rialto Bridge water bus stop. We could easily follow the map. The man at the travel agency took our names, described the tour guide to us, then gave detailed instructions on a map of how to get to our hotel around the corner from the Opera House. We found it with no problems, then met up with the group in front of the House. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time! FYI, no pictures allowed inside.

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      April 23, 2014

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