- 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
Opened amid much hype at the end of the 18th century, the theater house quickly became the place for affluent Venetians to gather, gossip and gamble against a hubbub of opera music. Performances by European maestros such as Bellini, Rossini, Verdi and Wagner regularly took place inside Teatro La Fenice and the theater grew an avid following of locals and visitors alike.
Hear how the theater was razed to the ground by fire on not just one but two occasions, and marvel at the multi-million dollar renovations that have restored it to its former Baroque glory. Bold aqua-colored walls frame glittering gold balconies, and the theater seems to drip with grandiose ornamentation. Ogle the ornate décor and furnishings of the auditorium, visit the royal box, and walk along the rows of plush seats while imagining a cacophany of opera music around you.
After an hour of exploring the theater and hearing its history, exit the building to finish your tour.
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 !
Guide was good and onto time