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Guided tours

Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00.
(Temporarily suspended)

tel. +39 040 6722 210


Visit Trieste’s “Giuseppe Verdi” Opera House, one of the oldest active opera houses – built between 1798 and 1801 by architects Giannantonio Selva (who also designed Venice’s “La Fenice”) and Matteo Pertsch – it is an unmissable opportunity and experience.
The Foundation offers individual or group visits (including large groups and, upon request, in a foreign language), Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00, at a price of 10 Euros per person.
Visits last round one hour and are very flexible, in terms of content and methods, depending on the age and interests of visitors.
Usually, the departure is from the foyer, with a subsequent stop in the stalls for an initial historical narration. Through a path between the floors of the boxes, (it is also possible to use the lift in case of need) we arrive at the second floor, at the “Ridotto”, built at the same time as the Theatre, based on drawings of architect Selva. A venue for memorable public dances and balls, from the 27th of December 1801, the Ridotto hosted from 1861 until the construction of the Town Hall and the City Council of Trieste, whose sessions, partly public for regulation, could be followed from the balcony. From the “Ridotto” we continue to discover the choir hall, the dance hall and, lastly, the gallery, where we make our way back down to the Theatre’s foyer. Dedicated to all who are interested, from schools of every order and degree (from kindergarten to golden age universities) to people with a passion for musical culture and, naturally, to tourists.