La Fenice Theatre is one of the flagships of Venice. Every year the historic building houses more than one hundred operas, giving to its public masterpieces of artists appreciated all over the world.
These include Riccardo Chailly, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Myung-Whun Chung and Vladimir Temirkanov. From Beethoven to Mahler, through Schumann and Brahms, at La Fenice you will fall in love with the world of opera admiring and listening to the greatest works of the past.
The History of La Fenice
The year of foundation of the La Fenice dates back to 1792. During the nineteenth century, the theatre of the lagoon city was closely linked to the works of the famous Italian composers such as Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Giuseppe Verdi and Gaetano Donizetti, contributing to the extraordinary success of Italian opera. In its bicentennial history, the Venetian theater has also hosted numerous works in foreign languages.
Two fires endangered the very existence of the theatre. The first in 1836, the second at the end of the last century, in 1996. In the first half of the nineteenth century, the restoration work was completed in record time, so that in 1837 the building already reopened to the public.
Opening hours and tickets
Can I visit the theatre on a guided tour? Of course!
You can visit the building alone or with a group of people with a qualified guide. In general, the guided tour lasts just under 60 minutes. The theatre is open to tourists every day from 9:30 to 18:00 (the opening hours may be different in some periods of the year, in conjunction with special occasions or events).
Ticket prices for a guided tour of the La Fenice Theatre range from 10 euros for the whole ticket to 7 euros for the reduced ticket.
How to get to the La Fenice in Venice
Thanks to the excellent transport service provided by the city of Venice, reaching the La Fenice Theatre is quite simple. By boat, the lines you can take are the number 1 and 2, Rialto and San Marco stops. If, on the other hand, you are arriving from the Venice airport, you can opt for the ATVO transport service. La Fenice is located in Campo San Fantin, near the San Marco district.