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  • Milan: La Scala Museum and Theater Tour

    1. Milan: La Scala Museum and Theater Tour

    Discover Milan's rich musical history on a 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. An expert guide will lead you through the museum with fascinating tales and anecdotes about some of the marvellous 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!

    Roberta was a competent and friendly guide who, in addition to the standard info, also gave us many interesting and unusual facts about the history of La Scala. Well done and thanks Roberta

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

    2. 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: 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 48-Hour City Pass: Discover Milan With One Card

    4. Milan 48-Hour City Pass: Discover Milan With One Card

    See the best of Milan at your own pace, and save money with a handy 2-day Milan Pass, offering free entrance to museums, and discounts at affiliated businesses worth more than EUR 300. Your Milan Pass is valid for 48 hours from the moment you pick it up, and is available with 2 exclusive transport options to get the best out of your stay. Choose a Milan Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket and tour the city on board the open-top double-decker bus. Available 7 days a week, the bus runs over 3 lines with more than 40 stops. Learn more from the on board audio commentary, available in 8 languages (including 3 exclusive commentaries for kids). A Milan Pass with ATM Public Transport Ticket gets you access to 5 metro lines and more than 100 tram and bus lines. Enjoy free, unlimited 48-hour travel on the city’s public transport system using one simple ticket. You can even purchase...

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  • La Scala Theatre & Museum Tour Plus Walking Tour

    5. La Scala Theatre & Museum Tour Plus Walking Tour

    La Scala Opera House was the place where many actors and musicians found out their inspiration, including Rossini, Puccini and Verdi. Join this 1-hour tour with a professional tour guide who will show you La Scala Opera House outside and inside. See the collection of costumes, set designs, musical instruments and portraits of actors and musicians conserved at the museum.  Enjoy a walking tour along Via Alessandro Manzoni until Grand Hotel et de Milan, following Giuseppe Verdi’s footprints throughout the city. It is here the maestro stayed from 1872 for alternated periods and died from a serious illness in 1901. Imagine his life as he walked the streets in Milan and take yourself back in time.  Admire the plaque outside the hotel honouring this great man.

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What people are saying about Scala Theater Museum

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 1,245 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.

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.

We very much enjoyed the explanations of the good guide.