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

Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

Explore Venice’s Teatro La Fenice on a 1-hour walking tour and discover its history, architecture and decadent décor! Translating as ‘the phoenix’ in Italian, La Fenice has mirrored the mythical bird by rising from the ashes of two fires over the course of its history. Now restored to its 18th-century glory, the famous opera house boasts a jaw-dropping interior that has to be seen to be believed. Walk around the plush auditorium and royal box, and hear the history of this iconic Italian opera venue from a local guide.


  • 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!

Meet your guide at Campo San Luca in central Venice, and then stroll the short distance to Teatro La Fenice, one of the most legendary opera houses in Italy. Follow your guide inside the historical building and discover its history on your 1-hour tour.

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.

Customer Reviews

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014


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