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La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice) Tours

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La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice)
 Of the many historic opera houses in Italy, few are more legendary than Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Opened in 1792, the theater quickly became a major venue for opera and ballet. Today you can view the sumptuous 19th-century-style interiors during a musical or dance performance, or join a guided tour of the theater.

The Basics
La Fenice has a rather understated facade that belies the opulence within, and it’s an impressive sight whether or not you’re a fan of opera or ballet. A tour of this famous opera house is a must for any music lover, so consider joining a walking tour of Venice’s highlights that includes a stop at the theater to learn first-hand about its fascinating history and architecture. Of course, you can also soak in the elegant atmosphere by enjoying a concert, ballet, or opera during the performance season.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Purchase performance tickets in advance to ensure a seat.
  • The theater boxes and gallery are accessible to wheelchairs.
  • The dress code for opening or gala performances is semi-formal; regular performances is smart casual. Shorts or sleeveless t-shirts are not allowed. 
  • Photographs are allowed during theater tours but not performances.
  • There is a cloakroom where large bags, umbrellas, and cameras must be left during performances.

How to Get There
Teatro La Fenice is located on the Campo San Fantin square in the heart of Venice. Take Vaporetto (public ferry) line 1 or 2 to the Rialto stop; from there, it’s a short walk to the theater.

When to Get There
Performances at the Teatro La Fenice run year-round. The theater is open for tours daily, though opening times may vary when there’s a rehearsal or performance scheduled. 

The Rise of the Phoenix
The theater’s name, La Fenice—or “The Phoenix”—pays tribute to an earlier theater, owned by the same company, that burned down. Unfortunately, the name proved prescient—La Fenice burned down twice, first in 1836 and again in 1996. Both times, though, it was rebuilt. 
Address: Campo San Fantin, 1965, Venice 30124, Italy
Admission: Varies
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50 Tours and Activities to Experience La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice)

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Skip the Line: Fenice Theatre Admission Ticket and Audioguided Tour

Skip the Line: Fenice Theatre Admission Ticket and Audioguided Tour

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Few opera houses in Italy are more legendary than the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Get exclusive daytime access to its sumptuous interiors with a Fenice Theater admission ticket and visit the gilded 19th-century-style foyer, auditorium and royal box, and Sale Apollinee at your own pace. The included audio guide provides an in-depth explanation of the complex architecture and history of this landmark venue, destroyed twice by fires.
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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

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Step back in time to the golden age of Italian opera with this guided tour of Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Learn the history and legends of this decadent Baroque opera house, which was once the heart of Venetian high society and hosted performances by masterful maestros like Verdi, Rossini and Bellini.
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Private Gondola Ride for Two in Venice

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Venice Gondola Ride

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Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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Venice Combination Gondola and Walking Tour

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Experience the best of Venice by land and by sea on a 2-hour combo walking and gondola tour. Stroll through the city’s narrow alleyways and historic piazzas with a guide, stopping in front of iconic attractions like the Rialto Bridge, Teatro La Fenice opera house and the mysterious Bovolo Staircase. Then, climb aboard a traditional Venetian gondola for a romantic ride through the city’s canals — a must-do activity when visiting ‘The Floating City!’
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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover Venice exactly the way you want to with this completely customized private tour. Your friendly local guide will create a 3-hour itinerary based on preferences you provide at booking. Whether you’re interested in architecture, local legends or Renaissance art, this tour is for you! Along the way, pop in at a local bar for a glass of regional wine and appetizers, and feel free to ask all the questions you like.
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  • 3 hours
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Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande

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Get swept up in the magical atmosphere of Venice on a serenaded gondola ride through the Grand Canal and smaller, more secluded waterways. A professional gondolier steers you in a traditional, hand-carved Venetian boat, while musicians and singers set the mood by performing classic Italian songs right onboard. It’s a timeless way to experience one of the world’s most romantic cities.
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Private Gondola Ride in Venice

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Enjoy a quintessentially Venetian experience with this 30-minute private gondola ride for up to 6 people. Travel through Venice's picturesque canals for great photo opportunities of palaces and a view of the city you can't get any other way.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
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Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Experience two of the most unique sides of Venice with a combination of a walking tour of hidden gems and a gondola ride on the Grand Canal. Join an experienced guide for the start of your 2-hour combined tour by exploring some less-visited parts of Venice on foot. See the famous La Fenice theater's facade and the elegant spiral stair of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Then enjoy a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and some side canals, during which you'll see the magical city from a whole new perspective. Get to know some of the unusual areas of Venice.
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Hidden Venice Walking Tour

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Venture beyond the major tourist spots to discover centuries of Venetian history and secrets. Stroll through the narrow backstreets and along quiet canals that run between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge, stopping to hear the legends behind landmarks like Teatro Fenice and the mysterious Bovolo Staircase. At just over an hour, it's a great way to get off the beaten path in Venice, even with limited time.
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Venice Theatres, Music and Fantasy Tour

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Experience the history and romance of Venice with a shared 30-minute gondola ride through the city's famous canals. Save time and money by pre-booking your ride, and then relax and take in the scenery as a professional gondolier guides a beautifully handcrafted boat along the palaces of the Grand Canal and through smaller, atmospheric waterways brimming with charm.
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Discover Venice Walking Tour with Gondola Ride

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Public Tour: Beauties in Venice

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Venice: Gondola ride on Grand Canal with music and dinner

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  • 3 hours
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Venice Theatres, Music and Fantasy Tour

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Venice Classic Gondola Ride

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Discover Venice: City Center Walking Tour

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 50 La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice) costs USD 13.28. Guided La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice) tours start around USD 13.28 per person. See all 50 La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice) tickets and tours on Viator.
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