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Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

1. 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.

Milan: La Scala Museum and Theatre Experience

2. Milan: La Scala Museum and Theatre Experience

Step into La Scala and enter a place where opera really thrived and became one of the most popular form of entertainment. Discover composers such as Bellini, Rossini and Verdi, and where they created some of their most important works. Explore La Scala museum, the perfect place for your tour guide to delight you with interesting anecdotes and take you through a vast collection of objects, instruments, and other musical curiosities. See a gallery of busts and paintings portraying the most important Opera composers and singers, including Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. This tour also includes the unique opportunity to see the inside of the theatre from one of the boxes (unless exceptionally closed by the venue on special occasions).

Milan: La Scala Theatre Skip-the-line Guided Tour

3. Milan: La Scala Theatre Skip-the-line Guided Tour

Learn about the history of the iconic La Scala Theatre. Your guide will take you back in time to witness the masterpieces created by geniuses, from Verdi to Toscanini to Barenboim. Marvel at the proud musical history that Milan has to offer and the artistic creativity that was born in this city, on a guided tour through one of the most famous Opera Houses in the world. La Scala Theatre, which was inaugurated in 1778, not only acts as a beacon of light for all Classical music lovers, but it also hosts a wide collection of set designs, costumes and musical instruments. Visit this breath-taking architectural wonder, and listen to the beautifully narrated stories and anecdotes from an expert English-speaking guide. Get the chance to immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of this marvelous theatre and fall in love with the neoclassical interior. Take a look at the enchanting crystal chandelier, and maybe with a touch of good luck, get a chance to glimpse at the rehearsing artists.

Milan: La Scala Theater and Duomo Rooftop Private Tour

4. Milan: La Scala Theater and Duomo Rooftop Private Tour

Begin your tour at the heart of the city with an in-depth tour of the famous Duomo. get an introduction to the Gothic cathedral. This is one of the most beautiful churches in the world, and your preofessional guide will point out aspects of its impressive façade. Situated at the very heart of the city, the Duomo is 157 meters long. Admire its flying buttresses, and the gilded bronze statue of Madonnina atop the main spire. After a brief introduction to the cathedral and its history, you’ll skip the lines and head up to the Terraces of the Duomo for a full view of beautiful Milan. View the Duomo of Milan from the outside and the amazing rooftops. After the tour, continue with the Piazza della Scala for a tour of the legendary La Scala Theater opera house. Built in 1776, the theater has hosted some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Verdi, Bellini, Rossini, and Donizetti. See the beautiful horseshoe auditorium from one of the fourth-row boxes. Prepare to be amazed.

Milan: Guided Tour of the La Scala Theater Museum

5. Milan: Guided Tour of the La Scala Theater Museum

Step into a piece of art history at the a Scala Theater Museum on this guided tour. View this shining example of neoclassical architecture designed by the illustrious architect Giuseppe Piermarini. Admire the center of Italy's musical and lyrical trends. See where the great personalities of music, dance, and the composition art have performed. Stand in the same building as names like Verdi, Callas, Rossini, Paganini, Hayez, and Sonzogno. Hear tales and historical facts about the theater and artists from your guide. View precious jewelry, musical instruments, rare scores, and librettos. Be enchanted by the stage costumes of Eleonora Duse and Maria Callas. Gaze at a Giuseppe Verdi's fortepiano and a tuft of Mozart's hair. On nights without a performance rehearsal, step into the theater and see for yourself where the magic takes place.

From Milan: Cremona Art of Violin Making Round Trip by Train

6. From Milan: Cremona Art of Violin Making Round Trip by Train

Depart From Milano Central Station by Suburban Train & reach Cremona after 1 hour At the Station find and get on board individually -Train N°2157 - at 08:20 am Meet your local guide at Cremona Station & start your marvellous guided tour trough the city center You will visit the Cathedral, the Town Hall and the Baptistery, until you reach the Violin Museum, where you can find the most important pieces of the Cremonese Violin Making At present day are about 150 the Luthiers who work daily to preserve and handing down a tradition of over 400 years. In Cremona is based also the In-ternationa School of Making Violin, attended by student from all over the world You will continue the tour visiting a Luthier’s workshop; you will be fully im-mersed in this fascinating world You will touch wood essences, part of violin and you will smell natural resins You will know all secrets hidden into a violin You will not be able to end your Cremones experience without tasting some of the typical local food produtcs as Salami, Mostarda and Torrone At the end of the day back to Milano by train Suburban Train n° 2178 at 05:30 pm

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What people are saying about Milan

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 131 reviews

It definitely was a surreal experience! I choose the option to do only the Skip the line Scala theatre guided tour since I had already visited the Duomo Cathedral, and I can say with no doubt that this is a must visit location when you are in Milan. The guide was very informative and I could clearly tell she was passionate about her city and what it has to offer. It was great to see and hear about the prestige of this theatre and about the rich art, music and culture amidst those walls from our guide that made this tour even more memorable! I definitely recommend this tour!

Very interesting to have a private guide to better understand what we see for more than an hour and a half.

The guide had full command of the history of La Scala and its main characters

Our guide was very knowledgable. It was a great experience.

It was a great time and for sure will be a nice memory