In 1787 the Societas, formed by members of the nobility and the upper Venetian bourgeoisie, which until then had managed the theater San Beneto, decided to found a new theater, which should have been the most important in the city.
It will take more than two years to create La Fenice Theater.
La Fenice immediately became the equivalent of La Scala in Milan and San Carlo in Naples.
In 1859, as a sign of rebellion against Austrian domination, La Fenice closed its doors. It is in this explosive atmosphere that Luchino Visconti will set his film “Senso” of 1954. La Fenice then as a symbol of the aspiration to freedom of the Venetian people.
These and other interesting stories will be told during the visit of the spectacular Venetian historical theater, which burned and raised again from its ashes many times, just like a phoenix.
This is not a group visit (that you can book directly on the Theater website), but on the contrary you will have a private professional guide that will take you personally through the fascinating history of its halls.
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