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  • Location:Venice, Italy
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

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.  


  • 1-hour tour of Teatro La Fenice in Venice
  • Hear the history of the legendary Venice theater from a local guide
  • Learn of prestigious operas such as Verdi’s La Traviata that have taken place at the iconic venue
  • Explore the auditorium and royal box while learning about the theater’s architecture
  • Admire Teatro La Fenice’s opulent décor and interiors

What You Can Expect

Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

Hear the history of this majestic theater from a local guide!

Originally built in the late 18th century, the opulent Teatro La Fenice opera house enjoyed many years as a gathering place for Venice’s cultural elite. Discover the venue’s fascinating history on this 1-hour guided tour.

Meet your guide at the centrally located Campo San Luca for a short walk to the theater. Inside, marvel at the lavish Baroque decor as you imagine the gilded private boxes and lush velvet seats filled with an admiring, well-dressed crowd. You’ll learn about famous performances and hear stories of the legendary musicians, singers and patrons that passed through the auditorium’s walls.

The ill-fated theater burned to the ground on two separate occasions and has been returned to its former splendor by painstaking restoration work. The name ‘La Fenice’ means ‘phoenix’ in Italian — a fitting moniker for this icon that has twice risen from the ashes. Learn about the multimillion dollar renovation and ask any burning questions before bidding ciao to the theater at the end of your tour.

Customer Reviews

Mickey K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Probably one of the ost beautiful theaters in the world, with a fascinating history

Eileen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We saw more of the theater and learned more about the history of La Fenice than we expected. Our guide's passion and knowledge really made the place come alive for us. This is a magical place and a great addition to experiencing Venice. Good value for what we received.

Margaret W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellect tour - went to concert in evening afterwards - all fabulous

Gloria J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The young lady that met my husband and I was very knowledgeable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and history of the Fenice Opera House. I would definitely book with Viator again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A very thorough and interesting tour of a fascinating facility. Our guide, Sabina, was excellent!!---warm, friendly, very knowledgable. She made the experience come alive for us. Thanks for an excellent tour!

Eva J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was a very informative and well presented tour. We enjoyed the tour and found the guide to be very good.

Theresa J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

An amazing Opera house. Great value. Tour guide very Good.

Kathleen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

What a BEAUTIFUL place this opera house is. And what an interesting history. Perhaps a bit jinxed thinking of the many fires that have done it in. But the wealthy just kept coming back for the same beauty. This tour was one of the highlights of my 3 week trip to Italy. Our guide is so very well steeped in the history of the theater and shared that info in a infectious way. Worth the trip to Venice all by itself !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Guide was good and onto time


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Soooooo informative and well worth it!!!! Our guide was simply amazing!

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