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Venice: Four Seasons Concert Ticket at Vivaldi Church

1. Venice: Four Seasons Concert Ticket at Vivaldi Church

It was in the spacious choir inside the church of Santa Maria della Visitazione, also known as Chiesa della Pietà, that the Daughters of the Choro used to perform, hidden from sight behind high screens . They were young foundling girls , who were taught music and belcanto by celebrated musicians of the time such as Francesco Gasparini, but mostly by Antonio Vivaldi . They became themselves virtuoso musicians , renowned for their art all over Europe. Antonio Vivaldi worked here as a violin teacher starting from 1703 and later on as a concert master as well as teacher of the Daughters of the Choro. These young foundling girls, whose identitity was kept mysterious being hidden from sight throughout their performances, had been abandoned as newborn babies in the so called scafetta , that is where newborn foundlings were left by their anonymous mothers at the Ospedale della Pieta’ . The young girls they were taught music and belcanto according to their talents. In this very church Antonio Vivaldi spent forty years of his life and composed his magnificent works , such as the collection of 12 violin concertos Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Invenzione , which includes his masterpiece Le Quattro Stagioni . And again it is this very church that captures the listener with the inspired performances of the I Virtuosi Italiani, where you can sense the reaping of the wheat , the grape harvest, the summer storms, the snow falling in winter , the warm fall colours and the bright blossoming of flowers in springtime. Vivaldi is Venice itself : the Chiesa della Pietà treasures his genius as well as the fascination of his personality and music .

La Fenice: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

2. 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

3. 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.

Jesolo: Caribe Bay Water Theme Park 1-Day Ticket

4. Jesolo: Caribe Bay Water Theme Park 1-Day Ticket

Spend an exhilarating day at Caribe Bay in the heart of Jesolo, close to the city of Venice. Experience a world of entertainment, extreme sports, and relaxation, and discover why Caribe Bay is Italy’s favorite water theme park. With 27 attractions and professional shows, there’s something for everyone. Relax on the white-sand beach at Shark Bay, or play with the kids in the magical world of Funny Land. There are plenty of thrilling rides for the daredevils, including the Spacemaker, and the tallest bungee jumping tower in Europe to get the adrenaline pumping. Enjoy an incredible day out, with attractions for every age.

Venice: Traveling Opera in a Historic Palace on Grand Canal

5. Venice: Traveling Opera in a Historic Palace on Grand Canal

Experience Italian Opera in one of the most important Venetian-Gothic style palaces in Venice, Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto. Within this historical venue, an innovative approach to opera has been conceived, with a formula that focuses on the interaction between the singers, the musicians, and the audience. This gives spectators the feeling of living Opera ‘from the inside’. This sensation is amplified by the clever 360-degree use of the ‘stage’ and by having the guests move through 3 different rooms within the Palazzo, one for each act of the show. The whole setting changes, not just the background. Reviving a tradition dating back to the late 1800s, this reimagining is brought to life by some of the finest lyrical voices, accompanied by a talented small group of strings and a piano: a virtuoso ensemble who performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world. Opera offered: • La Traviata - Melodrama in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi (Mon - Tue - Thu - Sat) • Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Light-hearted melodrama in two acts by Gioachino Rossini (Wed - Sun) • Rigoletto - Intense drama about love and vengeance by Giuseppe Verdi (Fri)

Venice: 3-Hour Cabaret Dinner Show

6. Venice: 3-Hour Cabaret Dinner Show

Do something different in Venice and attend an elegant cabaret dinner show at a unique theater restaurant close to the city center. Get a welcome cocktail in the foyer on arrival, and then listen to the soothing sounds of a classical pianist as you are served a selection of soft and alcoholic drinks to set the scene. Nibble on delicious titbits, prepared by the chef, and soak up the refined surroundings. Move to the amazing Theatre Hall and get comfortable as you are served a gala dinner of a starter, first and second course, and dessert with coffee. Watch the spectacular Cabaret Grand Show unfold and admire the Baroque details of the venue. Be charmed by the artistry of the performers during a variety show that features talented showmen, singers, dancers, acrobats, and more. Marvel at the colorful costumes and be dazzled by the lights of the stage set.

Venice: Dinner & Concert

7. 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

8. 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: 30-Minute Gondola Ride on Grand Canal with Serenade

9. Venice: 30-Minute Gondola Ride on Grand Canal with Serenade

No visit to Venice is complete without taking a gondola ride down the world famous Grand Canal - even better when it's accompanied by a live musician's serenade! Enjoy a relaxing evening cruising down many hidden canals so small you can literally touch the palazzos as you float by them. Explore the beauty of this city and breathe in the Italian culture unique to Venice. What makes this tour special is its musical flair - local musicians will be on board the gondola to serenade everybody with the traditional romantic music of Italy. What better way to spend an afternoon in Venice and get in the Italian spirit with your friends or family!

From Lake Garda: Full-day Group Tour of Venice

10. From Lake Garda: Full-day Group Tour of Venice

Marvel at the sights in Venice with this full-day group tour from Lake Garda. Cruise to St. Mark's Square on a private boat and snap pictures of iconic places like Basilica di San Marco and Rialto Bridge. Explore Venice with some free time. Travel in an air-conditioned coach from Lake Garda to Venice. Stop near Soave for the chance to stretch your legs and get some coffee. Drive a little more before boarding a private boat on the Giudecca canal. Sail towards the heart of the city and arrive at about 11:00 am. Follow your local guide on a walking tour of San Marco. Use your headphones to ensure you don't miss a word. Admire many of the most famous monuments in the city, like the Basilica di San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll to the Rialto Bridge and Serenissima. In the afternoon, have some free time to relax, do some shopping, and get a deeper look into life in Venice. Wait at Piazza San Marco for the bus that will take you back to Lake Garda.

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What people are saying about Venice

This was a little difficult to find, but once we were there, nothing but fabulous from start to finish. The singing was incredible along with the dancers and pianist. The food kept coming. We couldn’t believe how many courses we had. I had vegetarian and husband had meat, both were impressive. The venue even called a taxi for us at the end. Please expect this to be a long evening, and a little warm, so advise to take a fan. Well worth the money and would visit again

Beautiful, we loved it. It is a unique experience, highly recommended. The opera of the barber of Seville, which we went to, very pleasant, and the setting of the rooms in which it takes place very beautiful. Small group that makes it more intimate and close. a 10

Fantastic experience! If you have an evening in Venice: do it! It takes a while to find the location, but that might already be the start of the event. You are literally in the decor.

Wonderful place to visit in Venice. It was not crowded and it was both a beautiful place to see and educational to learn about.

Elegance of the place, regrets not having been able to attend a performance