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Venice: Traveling Opera in a Historic Palace on Grand Canal

1. 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: Shared Gondola Ride and Serenade

2. Venice: Shared Gondola Ride and Serenade

Enjoy a pleasant and relaxing gondola group ride on this 30-minute trip through Venice. Listen to music as an onboard musician on one of the boats serenades you through your trip along the inner canals of the San Marco area. Admire some of the beautiful palaces facing the Grand Canal which are only visible on the water. Pass by Santa Maria del Giglio Square and La Fenice Theatre via some minor and inner canals and take in the buildings that accompany these stunning sites. The tour lasts 30 minutes and leaves and ends at the same gondola stop. You will share the gondola with other passengers with a maximum of 6 people on each gondola. The tour is operated with a minimum of 1 gondola. During high season it may be operated with 8 to 10 gondolas according to the reservations.

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

3. 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!

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What people are saying about Grand Canal

Overall rating

2.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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

In the first floor stairs run then the performance is spread over three rooms at Jere free! Only walk up the stairs at the beginning for wheelchair users or ask someone for help with a pram!

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.

Шикарное действо! Рекомендую! Завораживает!!! Не буду раскрывать все секреты, просто посоветую посетить! Оперу слушаю с детства!!!

the ride was amazing. the singer has great talent. highly recommend as a solo traveller