Venice, Italy

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Overview

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
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.

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g
, Sep 2018

There were too many people in the tour group, and we could hear the guide only if we were standing next to her. We had an opportunity to see the boxes in which the audience sits and the view down into the theater interior, but there were so many of us that it was rushed and crowded. I think a person would be much better off renting an audio guide and doing a self guided tour.

A
, Jul 2018

I think we would have gotten just as much out of renting the audio tours as we did from this tour with a guide. It would have been a lot less expensive as well.

G
, Jun 2018

This was a waste of time. We had trouble finding our way to the office and the lady was definitely NOT helpful when I rang to ask about the meeting place. It was only thanks to a very kind man in a souvenir shop that we found it at all. We should have been able to meet at the Opera House. We loved the Opera House but would recommend just going to the Opera House and booking a tour when there.

M
, Feb 2018

The tour was very poor. I guess getting the audio tour and paying the entrance fees would be as satisfactory as the guided tour, or even better.
The guide was not friendly and was patientless. As said the information she delivered was very shallow.
We had to meet her at some farther place than the opera and than to walk with her to thr opera house. To the question why we had to do that useless trip, she said :because I am not a secretary. and i cannot record the people who attend.
She rushed thru the streets and we got to the opera breathless.

Y
, Jan 2018

Wonderful place and interesting history of this Opera House, explained by Laura, our guide. Better if you also can buy tickets for a music show.

P
, Nov 2017

Very interesting tour behind the scenes of this fabulous building. Intriguing history!

P
, Nov 2017

Very interesting tour behind the scenes of this fabulous building. Intriguing history!

S
, Nov 2017

This was an awesome nformative tour and enhanced our experience at the Opéra.

J
, Oct 2017

This was a beatiful place and the tour was really interesting and fun.

P
, Oct 2017

A wonderful tour by a very knowledgable and extremely helpful guide.


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