Whether you want to attend the opera or not, the Teatro La Fenice is worth a visit. The theatre was opened in 1792 to replace the San Bernadetto theatre, that burned to the ground. Later, La Fenice (the phoenix) went up in flames twice more, but it reopened in 2003 in all its glory. It’s reconstructed in 19th century style and is all splendour.
The theatre is legendary because of the many famous composers that performed operas here, like Bellini, Verdi and Stravinsky. Go for the full experience and attend an opera, or take a tour during the day and have a look behind the scenes. There’s also an exhibition on the Venetian years of Maria Callas, the grande dame of opera.
Address: Campo San Fantin 1965, Venice