La Fenice theater is one of the most famous theaters in the world and is located in the San Marco district.
What we see today is a third reconstruction of the original as the building had to face two tragedies in the course of its history.
On 13 December 1836 a fire broke out, probably caused by a malfunctioning stove and the theater was partly destroyed. On January 29, 1996, a second fire broke out, this time caused by a malicious act.
The Fenice, despite the mishaps suffered, has the same structure as the original project and has maintained the same grandeur and beauty of the eighteenth century until today. Its interiors are of great splendor and visitors can admire the opulent stuccos, decorations and golds. The theater has hosted numerous premieres of the world’s greatest operas such as those of Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini.
Its name is linked to that of the bird told by Herodotus in his stories, a mythological and immortal animal that well represents the history of Venetian theater: in 200 years it has been destroyed and rebuilt twice and today is one of the most popular attractions import you of the city.
La Fenice theater is open to the public every day and it is also possible to visit the permanent exhibition dedicated to Maria Callas and her life in Venice.
After visiting the theater, visit us at the Marciana restaurant!
To book a table, call the number: +39 041 5206524
We’re open from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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