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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, original costumes, and other things 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: La Scala Museum and Theater Tour

2. Milan: La Scala Museum and Theater Tour

Discover Milan's rich musical history on a guided tour through one of the world's leading opera theaters. La Scala also houses its own museum, which hosts a vast collection of costumes, instruments, and other musical curios, as well as a gallery of busts and paintings portraying some of classical music's greatest artists, including Giussepe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. Explore the museum and hear fascinating tales and anecdotes about some of the marvelous musicians who have performed on La Scala's famous stage. You'll be immersed in the magic of the theater itself, with views from the boxes of the neoclassical interior and its monumental crystal chandelier. With good timing and a little bit of luck, you may even witness the artists rehearsing.

Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

3. Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

Discover La Scala Theater on this guided tour. Learn about its history, secrets, and the actors and musicians that found their inspiration in this very place. Milan is not only design, fashion, and nightlife: Milan is known also for its music. Right in the heart of the city, only a 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 Theater's greatest performances. On this guided experience, admire the interior of this magical place and learn about its stories and fascinating history.

Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

4. Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Milan's most significant landmarks and masterpieces on a guided tour by bus. Marvel at the Last Supper up close, visit the famous Duomo gothic cathedral, see La Scala opera house in person, and more. Reservations to see the Last Supper are limited and sell out quickly, sometimes months in advance. This tour guarantees you access to the Last Supper in addition to an exciting sightseeing tour through downtown Milan. You will discover what makes Milan such a chic and trendy metropolis and tour one of the world's greatest fashion capitals, famous for its extravagant designer shows, boutiques, and outlet stores. Continue to Milan's famous Duomo, the impressive gothic cathedral and symbol of the city. Make a stop at Milan's renowned opera house, La Scala, where the great works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini have debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti have enchanted audiences. Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church and Dominican convent, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will view the remarkable Last Supper by Da Vinci.

Milan: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Duomo and La Scala Entry

5. Milan: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Duomo and La Scala Entry

Take a 3-hour tour Milan, one of the world’s greatest fashion capitals, and gain entry to some of city’s most impressive monuments. Visit Milan’s famous Duomo, a stunning Gothic cathedral. Explore the beautiful square the cathedral is set in, including Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping mall in Italy.   Then make a stop at Milan’s renowned opera house, La Scala. See the place where the works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti enchanted audiences. Your ticket provides entry to the theater and museum, which you may revisit after the tour for a longer period.   Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie. This church and Dominican convent is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is conveniently located next to the famous Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci (entrance not included).

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What people are saying about Scala Theater Museum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 193 reviews

The tour was fascinating-we could really picture what life was like during the golden age of opera. Our guide was informative and fun. We liked this tour more than we had anticipated. Even my Non-musician husband loved it.

Good experience, would recommend to others to get a quick look at La Scala. Make sure to look ahead of time on La Scala's website to make sure the auditorium is illuminated and not closed for rehearsals. Very pretty place

Very nice visit to the theater (performance hall and foyer) as well as its museum. The audio guide is a QRcode that makes us download the theater application. Don't forget to take your headphones!

The gentleman in the ticket counter and the security guard went out of their way to help me when they noticed I use a cane to walk. I really appreciated their assistance and kindness.

Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable! Plus she started on time.