Gran Teatro La Fenice
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ABOVE: Maggie of
Maggieinvenice.com admires a tour
poster at the Gran Teatro La Fenice.
The Gran Teatro La Fenice has a Web site at
English-language information about performances,
directions to the theatre, and other topics.
The official directions are a bit vague if you're unfamiliar
with Venice, but a good map will help you find the opera house. Google's
satellite photo map is useful tool: The default view shows La Fenice's
location in the sestiere of San Marco, and you can zoom in for a better
On most days, La Fenice is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for
self-guided audio tours in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. (Tours
are cancelled during daytime performances or other events. Call +39 041 2424 if
you need to confirm tour times.)
Groups of more than 10 people can book tours led by an official
theatre guide. (Reserve ahead at +39 041 786674.)
The self-guided tour lasts about 45 minutes and does not
include backstage areas. Allow extra time if you want a drink or snack in
You can visit the book and gift shop in La Fenice's lobby
without taking a tour.
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