TEATRO LA FENICE
The history of the famous La Fenice has been a long and colourful one involving legal scandals and the several fires at the theatre. The most recent was fire was caused by arsonists in 1996 but now, thanks to the efforts of two hundred plasters, artists, carpenters and other craftsmen it is now as splendid as ever.
Happier events in the theatre’s history have been its associations with many great singers, conductors and composers. Many composers chose La Fenice to present their newest works and operas which have had their world premiere there include: Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Rossini’s Semiramide and Tancredi and four works by Verdi; Attila, Rigoletto, La Traviata and Simon Boccanegra.
Two of works in this impressive list will be performed at La Fenice this season, La Traviata and Semiramide.
March 13, 14 & 15
March 26, 27, 28, 29 & 31. April 1, 2, 3 & 4
April 23, 26 & 29. May 2, 6, 8, 19, 21, 23 & 27
Hotel Saturnia, Venice****
This hotel offers all the services of a 4-star establishment. Its ‘La Caravella Restaurant’ is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the city, presenting its dishes in an elegant and romantic atmosphere, accompanied by impeccable service. In summer the restaurant moves outdoors to a typically Venetian inner courtyard. There are complimentary Gym passes for a fitness centre a 10-minute walk from the Hotel. The solarium terrace offers stunning views of the Venice rooftops, and the chance to unwind and enjoy a chilled aperitif after a day of sightseeing. St Mark’s Square is 200 yards from the hotel and the opera house is 120 yards away.
Hotel Casanova, Venice***
This comfortable hotel occupies an 18th century building located just 55 yards from St Mark’s Square. The rooms are spacious and they are furnished in 1930s style. The room facilities include Satellite TV, mini bar, air-conditioning, hair dryer and room safe. Internet Wi-Fi is available in all the public areas free of charge.