Is there a more aptly named theatre in the entire world? La Fenice (the Phoenix) has quite literally risen from the flames on two separate occasions during its more than two-century history. Fires in 1836 and 1996 couldn’t hinder its reputation as one of the most famous theatres in Europe. And what visit to Italy is complete without a trip to the opera? If you can’t make a show, the theatre is open from 9:30 to 18:30 every day for tours, costing €9 with discounts for students. The stunning interior is worth every Euro.