Essential pilgrimage for any art lover, a stay in the heart of La Serenissima is always an enchanting experience. The sumptuous Teatro La Fenice is worthing the trip. This opera house, that Venetian people love, has seen the birth of one the greatest Rossini’s and Verdi’s operas and of the career of Maria Callas. It is, with La Scala in Milan and the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, one of the most prestigious temples of Italian opera. Victim of many fires, this magnificent neo-classic building has been restored to its original form and is more proudly than ever to have the name phoenix (fenice in Italian), this majestic animal that rises from its own ashes.