Piazza Della Scala

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Piazza Della Scala: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Milan: La Scala Theatre and Museum Skip-the-line Ticket

    1. Milan: La Scala Theatre and Museum Skip-the-line Ticket

    Discover the Teatro Grande alla Scala, which is one most important focal points of both Italian and European culture. Built in 1778, the theater has hosted some of the greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world. Enjoy views of the famous stage from the third-level boxes. Explore the theater's Museum, which features a large collection of paintings, sketches, statues, and other documents related to opera. See musical instruments and other curios that tell the story of the theater.  The Museum Library contains more than 150,000 volumes and thirty manuscripts of complete works, as well as single sheets from composers such as Beethoven and Mozart. Learn about the beginnings of the career of Giussepe Verdi and his somewhat tumultuous relationship with the theater.

  • Milan: Leonardo da Vinci City Exploration Game

    2. Milan: Leonardo da Vinci City Exploration Game

    Discover Milan's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. You will help Leonardo da Vinci finish his famous mural, The Last Supper, by solving enigmas around Milan's city center, going to places where he lived or worked. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. After you book the quest, you will get your access code by email, to be used in the app. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace.  You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk. Or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the o...

  • Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

    3. Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

    Milan is not only design, fashion and nightlife: Milan is known also for its music. Right in the heart of the city, only few steps from the Cathedral and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, you'll find a temple to music: La Scala Theatre. Over the years, many musicians have made their contributions here. Do you know Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Luciano Pavarotti and Maria Callas? These are only some of the names that have passed through this place.  La Scala Museum preserves the most important collection of set designs, musical instruments, and costumes used in the Theatre's greatest performances. On this 1.5-hour experience with your monolingual guide, admire the interior of this magical place and learn about its stories and fascinating history. 

    My guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. I highly recommend a private tour.

  • Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

    4. Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Breathe in the magical atmosphere of Milan during the evening and discover the city from a different perspective. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour with a guide in your choice of language. Hear stories about Milan’s history and noble families, and the phantoms that walk the city after dark. From the courtyards of Sforza Castle, follow your guide to the opera house La Scala. Pass by the impressive Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and arrive in Duomo Square, in front of Milan’s extraordinary cathedral. Learn the secrets of the city and take an exciting journey to discover Milan by night.

    The guide George knew all about the area and more he was friendly and knowledgeable, we learnt lots that we didn’t know.

  • Historic Milan 3.5-Hour Afternoon Segway Tour

    5. Historic Milan 3.5-Hour Afternoon Segway Tour

    Jump on your Segway and ride effortlessly to the most famous attractions in Milan’s historic center. On this 3.5-hour tour you’ll start off at Sforza Castle, where your guide will provide interesting historical commentary. The tour will take you to the Arco della Pace (the Peace Arch) and the Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous Teatro alla Scala (Scala Opera House) and Palazzo Marino. Next you will see the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then Piazza del Duomo, where you will be able to take in the beauty of Milan's massive cathedral and learn about the other monuments lining the square. If you like, the guide will take your photo in front of the iconic cathedral. Next head to Piazza Mercanti, then travel the Chinese district passage along via Paolo Sarpi to Porta Garibaldi (the Garibaldi Gate) and Corso Como. Then see Milan's new skyline and learn about the history of the ne...

    The Segway tour took us around the old, new and Chinatown areas of Milan. This tour is perfect for anyone who hasn't used a Segway before as we had a basic understanding within 5 mins and the guide took the time to ensure we were safe and had enough breaks throughout the journey.

  • 3-Hour Milan Segway PT Authorized Private Tour

    6. 3-Hour Milan Segway PT Authorized Private Tour

    Looking for a different way to see Milan? Why not take in the sights of this beautiful city by Segway. This comprehensive tour kicks off at the Sforza Castle, in front of Filarete Tower. Then, it’s across the strikingly huge Army Courtyard to Ducal Court, a residential area built during the time of Ludovic il Moro. Next you’ll see the ancient Barchio, the 15th-century hunting ground of the Milanese Ducal family, before skirting the Mermaids Bridge and heading towards the Triennale Museum and the Branca Tower, offering you a unique insight into the history of Milan. You’ll get to experience Milan’s breathtaking skyline with a ride of Branca Tower’s lift, presenting a unique perspective of the city’s modern façade, including the cathedral, stadium and the Pirelli skyscraper. The highlights don’t stop there. There is still the Merchant’s Square, the gold-plated Madonnina statue, the sta...

  • Milan City Tour and La Scala Museum

    7. Milan City Tour and La Scala Museum

    Discover the highlights of Milan on a half-day guided tour, including entrance to the legendary opera house of La Scala. Start in the heart of the city, at the famous Duomo. The Gothic cathedral is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world, and your guide will point out aspects of its impressive façade. Admire its flying butresses, and the gilded bronze statue of "Madonnina" atop the main spire. Continue to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for a walk through the glass vaults of the majestic 19th-century shopping arcade. Often referred to as, “Salotto di Milano” (“Milan’s Drawing Room”), the gallery is surrounded by boutique shops and cafés. Next, go to Piazza della Scala for a tour of the legendary La Scala Theatre opera house. Built in 1776, the theater has played host to some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Giuseppe Verdi, Bellini, Rossini, ...

    The tour was outstanding and the guide Cristina was full of knowledge anything about Milan. Cristina called me on my mobile well in advance before we met Cristina at Milan Duomo as per agreed time and this is somewhat we feel like in home at Milan. She was waiting having placard with my name on it and it was wonderful welcome from her. We started tour with outside visit of Duomo followed by inside of duomo with detail explanation from Cristina at every point.Then we moved thru Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to La Scala museum (outside only) and finally to Castello Sforzesco. The weather was excellent as spoken by Cristina herself and the fine weather made the walking tour more comfortable. We had the experience of Gelato during the walking in one of the shop suggested by Cristina and it was amazing. The tour will be always in our heart and mind and this was possible only because of Cristina.

  • Milan: Private Tour and Sforza Castle Skip-the-Line Ticket

    8. Milan: Private Tour and Sforza Castle Skip-the-Line Ticket

    See the sights and landmark monuments of Milan on a private guided tour, starting at the historic Piazza del Duomo. Admire the Gothic facade of the cathedral at the geographical heart of the former Imperial capital of the Roman Empire. Marvel at the Royal Palace of Milan (Palazzo Reale di Milano) where the government sat for many centuries. See the beautiful glass roof arcade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II before going to Piazza della Scala for a closer look at the famous opera house and theater and the impressive 16th-century Palazzo Marino. Stop in Piazza San Fedele to look at the Jesuit church by Charles Borromeo. End on the medieval Piazza Mercanti (Merchant's Square), where the most important traditional fair was held until the late 19th century. Then, use your skip-the-line entrance ticket to the impressive fortress of Sforza Castle to explore the beautiful museums together...

  • Milan Guided Tour & Skip-the-Line ticket for the Duomo

    9. Milan Guided Tour & Skip-the-Line ticket for the Duomo

    You most probably know Milan for its business-related reputation already. But Milan is much more than that, and this is what you'll get to realise with this tour. The city is a truly seething metropolis. At times it can seem brash and soulless but beneath the veneer is a serious sense of history and place. The grand Gothic cathedral, the Duomo, lies at the geographical heart of this one-time Imperial Roman capital, and expresses the love of beauty and power that still drives the city today.  Walking along the 19th century's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II you'll get to Piazza della Scala, where you'll have the chance to admire the beautiful theatre and Palazzo Marino. After a quick stop in Piazza San Fedele, the tour will end in the Medieval Piazza Mercanti. You'll then visit Piazza del Duomo, and you'll have the chance to explore, together with your guide, the stunning Gothic beauty repr...

  • From Rome: Milan Day Trip by Train (Semi-Private Tour)

    10. From Rome: Milan Day Trip by Train (Semi-Private Tour)

    Discover Milan on this day trip from Rome by train. Find out what the Italian capital of Fashion has to offer, including history and art, shopping streets and gorgeous architecture. During this exciting day, you visit the majestic Cathedral and its famous square, the Cathedral Museum and the Church of San Gottardo in Corte. While you tour the city learn about the rich history of the city, its architecture and famous art.  After exploring the art and history of Milan you will go to a covered shopping mall, the famed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele that connects Duomo Square with the Piazza della Scala, the square in front of the famous La Scala Opera House. After that, you will discover Milan's most fashionable shopping street Via Montenapoleone before ending the tour in  Castello Sforzesco Square.

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What people are saying about Piazza Della Scala

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,094 reviews

This is an exceptional private tour!! Our tour started even outside the Opera house and we learnt so many interesting information not only about the building but about real facts of the Opera's life throughout the years!! Definitively recommended!

Our guide, Simon, was informative, funny, and engaging. He really seemed to be enjoying his job and being our host. He gave a good restaurant tip and even called ahead to tell the owner we were coming. We loved the tour and recommend it highly.

The guide George knew all about the area and more he was friendly and knowledgeable, we learnt lots that we didn’t know.

An informative and entertaining tour of the museum and the opera house, great guide and fascinating information.

My guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. I highly recommend a private tour.