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Top Choice Classical Music in San Polo & Santa Croce

Palazetto Bru Zane

Pleasure palaces don't get more romantic than Palazetto Bru Zane on concert nights, when exquisite harmonies tickle Sebastiano Ricci angels tumbling across stucco-frosted ceilings. Multi-year restorations returned t…
Top Choice Opera in San Marco

Teatro La Fenice

La Fenice, one of Italy's top opera houses, hosts a rich program of opera, ballet and classical music. With advance booking you can tour the theatre, but the best way to see it is with the loggionisti – opera buffs …
Casino in Cannaregio

Casinò Di Venezia

Fortunes have been won and lost inside this palatial casino since the 16th century. Slots open at 11am; to take on gaming tables, arrive after 3.30pm (or 4pm mid-June to August) wearing your jacket and poker face. A…
Live Performance in Castello

Collegium Ducale

Spend a perfectly enjoyable evening in prison with this six-member chamber orchestra, whose grace notes in Bach and Albinoni performances escape through the high, barred windows of the converted cell. Opera singers …
Classical Music in San Marco

Interpreti Veneziani

Everything you've heard of Vivaldi from weddings and mobile ring tones is proved fantastically wrong by Interpreti Veneziani, which plays Vivaldi on 18th-century instruments as a soundtrack for living in this city o…
Opera in San Marco

Musica a Palazzo

Hang onto your prosecco and brace for impact: in palace salons, the soprano’s high notes imperil glassware, and thundering baritones reverberate through inlaid floors. During 1½ hours of selected arias from Verdi or…
Live Music in Dorsoduro

Venice Jazz Club

Jazz is alive and swinging in Dorsoduro, where the resident Venice Jazz Club Quartet pays regular respects to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as heating up with Latin and bossa nova beats on Tuesdays and Frid…
Cinema in San Marco

Multisala Rossini

Film buffs who miss the proverbial boat to the annual Venice Film Festival on the Lido, rejoice: award-winning films and blockbusters screen year-round at the city's newest and largest cinema. Sala 1 is the largest …
Live Music in Cannaregio

Paradiso Perduto

‘Paradise Lost’ is a find for anyone craving a cold beer canalside on a hot summer’s night, with a regular round of live-music acts. Over the past 25 years, troubadour Vinicio Capossela, Italian jazz great Massimo U…
Theatre in San Marco

Teatro Goldoni

Named after the city’s great playwright, Venice's main theatre has an impressive dramatic range that runs from Goldoni’s comedy to Shakespearean tragedy (mostly in Italian), plus ballets and concerts. Don't be foole…