Teatro La Fenice, Historical Theatre in San Marco

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Teatro La Fenice

An unmissable landmark in the city

Located in the Sestiere San Marco, La Fenice Opera House is the one of the most legendary opera houses in Italy. Twice destroyed by fire (1836 and 1996) and twice restored to its former splendour, for centuries it has been Venice’s principal stage for world-class opera, music, symphonies and the International Festival of Contemporary Music. In the 19th century, it hosted the ‘premieres’ of operas by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti and Giuseppe Verdi, while in the 20th century it became a focal point for contemporary productions, featuring world premieres by Igor Stravinskij, Benjamin Britten, Sergej Prokofiev, Luigi Nono and Bruno Maderna and recently also operas by Mauricio Kagel, Adriano Guarnieri, Luca Mosca and Claudio Ambrosini.


The Theatre can also be reached by a luxury transfers with the motorboats by International Limousine Service, a company providing exclusive means offering the utmost of comfort and excursion both in Venice and to the islands.

A water limousine
A water limousine

Official website:

AddressSanta Croce, 496 (Sestiere Santa Croce, near Piazzale Roma)

Phone: +39 041 5221867


Opening Hours:

Daily 9.30am-6pm (guided tours available)

Full ticket: 10 €.
The ticket price includes an audio guide, available in 5 languages (Italian, English, German, French and Spanish)

San Marco, 4387 (Campo San Fantin)

Water boat: Vaporetto line 1 or 2 (San Marco-Vallaresso stop)

Phone: +39 041 786672

Official Website:

GPS: 45.43363, 12.33375

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