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Our most recommended Venice Concerts & Operas

La Fenice: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

1. La Fenice: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Make your stay in Venice memorable by visiting the La Fenice Opera House. Even if you don't have the time to watch a performance, use this skip-the-line ticket to admire its sensational avant-garde design. Choose an audio guide in 7 different languages, and explore the secrets of the theatre. Discover the history of the building from its origins to the present day. The most important premiers of international opera take place at the La Fenice, staging more than one hundred opera performances per year.

Venice: Interpreti Veneziani Concert at Church of San Vidal

2. Venice: Interpreti Veneziani Concert at Church of San Vidal

Discover the composers behind Venice’s 18th-century musical epoch at a classical concert in the Church of San Vidal.  The 17th-century church provides an intimate historic setting and fantastic acoustics for concertos and symphonies by masters such as Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel.  Listen to the playing of the talented Interpreti Veneziani ensemble and watch them bring musical masterpieces to life for a memorable evening. After the hour and 30 minutes are over, choose to pick up a CD recorded by the group to bring the music of Venice home with you.

Venice: Dinner & Concert

3. Venice: Dinner & Concert

Enjoy a romantic dinner in one of Venice's most famous restaurants a few steps away from St. Mark's Square. Afterward, take in an exquisite concert of classical music in The Church of San Vidal. Choose between either a 2 or 3-course meal, including wine, water, coffee and dessert (see options). After dinner, enter the Church of San Vidal. The church provides the perfect baroque atmosphere for your concert. Hear the works of Venetian masters such as Vivaldi, Albinoni, and Marcello. A la Carte Menu: Hors d’oeuvre Italian Cold Cuts Fresh Tomato with Mozzarella and Fresh Basil Double Fish Hors d’oeuvre (Fried and Marinated Sardines with Onions and Marinated Salmon) Octopus salad First Course Ricotta Cheese & Spinach Ravioli with Butter and Sage Sauce Risotto with Seafood Lasagne Bolognese-style Second course Filet of Seabass with Pink Pepper and Dill sauce and Seasonal Vegetables Steak with Peas Cuttlefish with Polenta Grilled Vegetables and “Dobbiaco” Cheese Dessert Tiramisù Homemade Ice Cream Panna Cotta

Cicchetti & Concert in Venice

4. Cicchetti & Concert in Venice

Have an unforgettable evening discovering Venice through its musical and gourmet culture. Try the typical Venetian Cicchetti in a bàcaro (Venetian small, local bar) for some small and tantalizing bites of traditional Venetian fare and a Venetian so-called "ombra" or glass of local wine. Then, crossing the threshold back to the 16th Century Scuola Grande di San Teodoro, enjoy a concert by I Musici Veneziani - this will be like going on a journey back in time. The warm welcome by the ‘moretti’ and the ‘major domo’ (young servants and the butler) dressed in their spectacular period costumes will give you a taste of the festive party atmosphere at the palace. MENU: Welcome drink with Prosecco (Veneto sparkling white wine) Fish toasts Tuna meatballs Mozzarella in Carrozza (Fried mozzarella sandwiches with anchovies) Creamed salted codfish Sarde in saor (Venetian marinated sardine) with polenta Fried squids ½ lt mineral water 1 glass of white or red wine Venetian cookies with coffee

Venice: La Fenice Theater Guided Tour

5. Venice: La Fenice Theater Guided Tour

Enter one of the most famous buildings in Venice on a guided tour of La Fenice opera house and theater (La Teatro Fenice), and discover a renowned landmark of the Italian arts scene. Marvel at the monument's rich ornamentations of stucco and gold, and learn the backstage secrets of the building and its stars. Trace its history from its origins in the 18th century to the present day through several fires. Hear how it became famous in the 19th century for its many famous operatic premieres. Learn about the performances of the 4 major "bel canto" composers of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.  Indulge your passion for the theater and opera at one of the world's most prestigious venues.

Venice: Museum of Music Guided Walking Tour

6. Venice: Museum of Music Guided Walking Tour

Uncover the world of Vivaldi on this tour of the Museum of Music in the Church of San Maurizio in Venice. Explore over 200 historical instruments that once belonged to the various workshops or "schools" that have made Italian instrument manufacturing famous throughout Europe. Meet your musicologist guide at the Museum of Music and begin your journey into the past. Hear about the history and construction methods for various instruments. Visit the workshop of the luthiers where you can take in hand authentic instruments such as Vivaldi's violin. Let your fingers grace the keys of the harpsichord with which Vivaldi composed the "Four Seasons". Admire the craftsmanship of instruments that are also pieces of artwork.

Venice: Vivaldi Concert by Interpreti Veneziani Entry Ticket

7. Venice: Vivaldi Concert by Interpreti Veneziani Entry Ticket

Delight your senses with a ticket to the 34th concert season of the group Interpreti Veneziani in the Church of San Vidal. Get lost in the group's interpretation of Vivaldi's music as they perform their concert "Antonio Vivaldi and his Times."  Take a seat in the nearly a millennia-old Church of San Vidal and admire its unique Palladian architecture. Experience a concert that seeks to revive the sound of musical instruments of the period in an ambience steeped in history and beauty. Let the music take you to on a journey into 18th-century Venetian art as you discover the artists who symbolize the musical life of the epoch. Share in the expertise, joy, and exuberance of Interpreti Veneziani as they showcase the glory of baroque and Italian music. Uncover how the Republic of Venice served as an incomparable laboratory for art. Find out how there was an interplay between musical art, great works of architecture, and stunning instrument craftsmanship.

Venice: Private Guided Tour of the Venice Music Museum

8. Venice: Private Guided Tour of the Venice Music Museum

Step back in time to the days of Vivaldi on this guided walking tour in the Venice Music Museum. Explore a collection of baroque violins, cellos, violas, and basses. Listen as your guide tells you about the history of Venetian music and tells you about the art of violin-making. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Neoclassical-style San Maurizio Church which was built by the architect Antonio Selva and which houses the Venice Music Museum. Let your guide bring Venice's musical history to life. Learn about art of violin-making and hear about pieces created the Venetian School of Antonio Vivaldi. Listen as your guide tells you about the Stradivari School. View an original violin-making workshop which displays all the tools that were used to craft these instruments in the past.  Take in exhibits on Antonio Vivaldi, and see documents famous artist like Amati, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Francesco, and Matteo Goffriller. Finish your tour in the same location where it began.

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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,161 reviews

Une très belle visite adaptée pour toute la famille : chacun va et vient à son rythme avec l'audioguide très complet.

Very nice theatre. To visit ! Too bad we can't see the lodges.

Really great concert with some hugely talented younger members!

Great theater with good explanations with the audio guide.

Perfect ! With audio guide very well done in French.