• Visit includes:

    La Fenice theatre, St. Stefano and Manin campo, St. Mark’s square

  • Facilities:

    pick up at your accommodation.

  • Cost:

    all tours are customized on client’s requests, so is the fee.

  • Tailor made tour available:

    a visit of St. Mark’s Basilica or St. Stefano church; Bovolo staircase.

     

  • Duration:

    2 hours

     

The Tour

La Fenice is a worldwide famous opera theatre. Distroyed by a disastrous fire in 1996 and later rebuilt, it still preserves its elegance and beauty.

The visit includes the splendid Royal Box, the elegant Apollinean Rooms, and the outstanding Music Hall.

The theatre has been the centre of the political though during the 19th c., and this historical period will be the theme for an unusual walking tour through St. Mark’s area.

La Fenice

Fenice or Phoenix is the mythological bird who dies throwing itself in the fire and it is born again from its ashes. What other name would be the most appropriate for a theatre with such a troubled story?
Visiting its sumptuous rooms is a travel back in the past, although the accurate reconstruction. The neoclassical elegance, the richness of the neo-rococò style, shown in the cleverness of the local artisans and artists are just some highlights of this visit.

The fire

On January 29th 1996, during the night, the flames burnt up the theatre. It was the most devastating fire of the last century. The work of reconstruction proceeded with some troubles, which will be explained in the visit. But the result is now magnificent: “as it was, where it was” the Fenice continues to attract musicians, dancers and great performers.

The Risorgimento in Venice

The 19th century has been a period of big change all over Italy, Venice included. In those long years, a sense of identity became stronger and stronger in the country, still divided into many states. It took many years – and three wars – to unify the country. Venice was included in 1866. A long and suffered period, manifested by monuments and signs all around the city.

Tailor Made Tours Available

This tour can be attach to a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica and square, to enrich the most unmissable place with something really unique as this theatre.

Not far from La Fenice stands the huge church of St. Stefano, rich in art and architecture. Another suggestion might be the church of Santa Maria del Giglio, where a work of art by the painter Rubens is preserved.

The hidden Bovolo staircase can be the right end of the tour. From its belvedere it is possible to have a nice view of the Venetian roofs, above all of the theatre.