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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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55 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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  • 45 minutes
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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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  • 1 hour
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Venice Gondola Ride

Venice Gondola Ride

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Experience one of the most truly Venetian moments with a 30-minute gondola ride. See the beauty of this unique city from the perspective of its most iconic symbol as you glide through the canals in a gondola. See the hidden places only accessible by gondola, as you get a totally different vantage point than with a walking tour.
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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

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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Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride

Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride

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Combine a morning walk through Venice with a gondola ride for the perfect Venetian day. Get to know the canal city better with a guided tour led by an experienced local. Then watch the sights drift by from the water as you cruise through Venice in a gondola. This combined tour is an excellent way to experience Venice.
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Venice Theatres, Music and Fantasy Tour

Venice Theatres, Music and Fantasy Tour

Perfect choice for all the culture and art lovers! What is Venice famous for? The city has always been a place for music and theatre. You will explore the sites where Venice’s theatres once stood and learn about the lively theatrical scene. Most of the tour takes part in the sestiere of San Marco where the famous La Fenice opera house still attracts large audiences. Together with a local professional guide, you will discover Venice’s music and theatre world, history of the Carnival and Casanova’s theatrical life.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Venice Theatres, Music and Fantasy Tour

Venice Theatres, Music and Fantasy Tour

Perfect choice for all the culture and art lovers! What is Venice famous for? The city has always been a place for music and theatre. You will explore the sites where Venice’s theatres once stood and learn about the lively theatrical scene. Most of the tour takes part in the sestiere of San Marco where the famous La Fenice opera house still attracts large audiences. Together with a local professional guide, you will discover Venice’s music and theatre world, history of the Carnival and Casanova’s theatrical life.
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Venice City Pass: Free admission to Venice's top attractions & airport transfer!

Venice City Pass: Free admission to Venice's top attractions & airport transfer!

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Sightseeing, especially in a city as famous as Venice, can quickly get expensive. Save money, and time, with the Venice City Pass, which gives you free, skip-the-line, admission to many of the city's most important attractions.
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Private Gondola Ride for Two in Venice

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Private Gondola Ride for Two in Venice

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Treat a loved one to the ultimate Venice experience with a private, 30-minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller side canals. Pass elegant Venetian palaces, colorful facades, and some of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. This private gondola tour is perfect for capturing photos of your time in Venice, and both morning and evening departures are available.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
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Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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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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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Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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Traverse the canals of Venice aboard a traditional gondola with your very own gondolier. Float along narrow waterways and hidden passages, admiring the beauty of one of Italy's most magical cities. Pass beneath centuries-old bridges and take in famous attractions such as St. Marks' Bell Tower and San Giorgio Island from the coziness of your flat-bottomed boat.
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  • 30 minutes
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Fall in Love in Venice: Romantic Gondola and Typical Venetian Savors

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Treat your partner to a romantic evening in Venice with a private gondola ride followed by a traditional Italian meal at a charming Venetian restaurant. A private gondolier will guide you through the picturesque canals of Venice where you’ll take in such sights as the Barbarigo Palace and the Accademia Bridge. Then you'll enjoy a traditional, multi-course Italian meal at a lovely Venetian restaurant.
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  • 2 hours
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Hidden Venice Walking Tour

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Get to know some of the canal city's secrets during this 1.5-hour walking tour of hidden Venice. Let an experienced local guide show you some of the city's more off-beat sights. Walk from the popular St. Mark's Square to the Rialto Bridge to find the hidden gems along the way. Enjoy seeing this unique city at a leisurely pace.
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Private Gondola Ride in Venice

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Unusual 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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Discover Venice Walking Tour with Gondola Ride

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Combine a walking tour of Venice with a classic gondola ride in this 2-hour tour. Follow your guide through Piazza San Marco to the Rialto Bridge, then explore the city's canals with a gondolier.
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30-min Private Gondola Ride for up to 6 people

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• Enjoy a must-do experience in Venice without wasting time on site thanks to online booking • Enjoy the privilege of having an entire gondola at your disposal for 30 minutes up to a maximum of 4 people, without the hassle to share it with people you don't know, as is the case with cheaper shared gondola rides • Choose your perfect departure time among 5 different time slots every day, all year long, either in the morning or in the afternoon • Start your ride just a few steps from St Mark’s Square but away from the crowds of tourists • Cruise past famous highlights of Venice overlooking the Grand Canal but also discover the intimate charm and hidden gems of inner canals
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  • 30 minutes
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Hidden Venice Afternoon Walking Tour

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Venture off the beaten track and see the secret side of Venice on this 1.15-hour walking tour. Stroll along the tranquil canal ways and get a glimpse of local life as you explore Venice’s vibrant neighborhoods. Along the way, stop to snap photos of the Rialto Bridge, admire the striking Bovolo Staircase and La Fenice Theater, and peek into lively bacaris (local bars).
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Venice Tour of the Main Highlights from Milan with a Local Top-rated Guide

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Are you spending your  Italian Holidays in Milan  and do you wish to get lost in the mystery  and history of The City Of Bridges? Great!Catch the first fast  train leaving from Milan in the early morning and enjoy your trip to Venice! Lose yourself in a 4 hour walking tour in this magic city! Let’s start  discovering  Cannaregio district and Jewish Ghetto with you expert local guide, along the way  up to San Marco Square  you will pass by  Campo Santa Maria Formosa and Campo San Giovanni e Paolo and  you will find out the Marco Polo’s House . Diving into the majesty of San Marco Square while your guide will involve you in its fascinating history. Strolling  through the calli and bridges you will admire La Fenice Theatre, San Panthalon Church and much more getting back to Santa Lucia train station!
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  • 4 hours
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Afternoon Discover Venice

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The Heart of Venice Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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If you prefer to explore cities independently but like the information you get on a guided tour, this self-guided audio tour offers the best of two worlds. Begin the tour at a time of your choice: the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour
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Carnival Mask Treasure Hunt

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  • 2 hours
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Private overview of Venice: 2-hour guided walking tour

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Explore the hidden secrets of Venice by going on a guided walking tour. Opting for a private tour means you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention, and you’ll be able to ask questions along the way. The tour will take you away from the main tourist attractions, which means you’ll get a glimpse of local spots that you wouldn’t discover alone. Explore hidden alleyways, and see picturesque sites such as Opera house La Fenice, Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal, and more.
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  • 2 hours
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Secrets of Venice Carnival and the life and times of Giacomo Casanova

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Our entertaining Carnival tour starts by following Giacomo Casanova's footsteps, taking you back to the Venice Carnival of the XVIII century. On this informative and fun walking tour, our masked guide will acquaint you with the story of Venice Carnival, then and now; learn about the history of masks, once used to hide the person's identity, and how they are made. Casanova was a great lover and adventurer, extremely extravagant. A completely different narrated walking tour filled with desire and passion, pleasure and entertainment.
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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 55 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 13.01. Guided La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice) tours start around USD 13.01 per person. See all 55 La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice) tickets and tours on Viator.
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