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Built in 1076, Ateneo di San Basso is one of the oldest churches in Venice. Restored after the fires of 1105 and 1661, the church has been privately owned, used as a marble and sculpture camp by the Fabbriceria di San Marco and finally reconstructed and furnished as a conference hall during the 1950s. Today this historic landmark is used as a venue where visitors can listen to soulful music of Vivaldi and Mozart. Accomplished musical groups and maestro musicians and orchestras grace this venue, paying tribute to the legendary Baroque composers. The performances held here are worthy of a visit; especially after a tiring day in the city this can be a great place to unwind.
Established in 1792, Teatro La Fenice was burnt twice and rebuilt. This premier opera house is among the best venues in town to watch superb opera performances, chamber music concerts, and ballets. Restructured to its old glory and equipped with great acoustics, it is indeed just like it is named.
Teatro Malibran, founded towards the end of the 17th Century, is one of Venice's finest venues that hosts a number of artists and musicians. The building, which resembles its original structure, now has wider theater boxes, and a lengthened gallery. Located in the heart of historical center of Venice, the Malibran brings in thousands of Italy's theater-goers each year.
Teatro Toniolo puts on an annual season of shows and concerts ranging from chamber music to Italian vocalists. The acoustics are good and the theater seating is comfortable. Its only drawback, shared by the whole city, is the lack of free parking - try the pay-garage in Piazzale Candiani.