Take a tour of the legendary Teatro La Fenice
One of the world’s most prestigious theatres, La Fenice has seen the world premiere of operas by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti and Giuseppe Verdi. Founded in 1792, the appropriately named theatre (La Fenice means ‘The Phoenix’ in Italian) has survived two fires. The most recent, in 1996, sent shockwaves around the world and initiated a €90 million (£80 million) reconstruction process that lasted seven years. Although some critics called for the design to be modernised, ultimately the restored theatre is an almost exact replica of the original. Find out more about its fascinating history on this guided tour.