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Milan La Scala Opera and Museum Tour

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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Guided tour of one of the most famous theatres in the world
  • Marvel at the sumptuous décor from the boxes, see the stage and the pit orchestra
  • Visit the opera museum and see the costumes and instruments used throughout the building’s history

This tour is essential for anyone with an interest in the art of opera and theatre.

The world-renowned La Scala opera house was inaugurated in 1778 and many of the finest artists from across the globe have performed here.

The theatre houses the prestigious La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra.

The extravagant building is also home to a museum that contains a vast collection of intricate costumes and musical instruments as well as a gallery of portraits and busts dedicated to the great musicians of the opera’s history, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini.

Customer reviews

We were met by an experienced tour leader who was very knowledgeable on the history of La Scala. The tour was well conducted but went on a bit too long at times. By the way,...

Aaron Tanti Malta
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Our guide was knowledgable and clear. The theatre was full of history and the museum was worth viewing...

Roger D Allen Australia
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2:30pm: Meet your expert guide outside the La Scala entrance. Walk through the impressive theatre foyer upon entrance.

Your specialised guide will lead you through the museum rooms and shower you with anecdotes and curiosities about the great artists who performed here.

View the collection of remarkable instruments such as psalteries, lutes and lyre-guitars and even the Sommer fortepiano that belonged to Verdi. Learn about the man behind the intricate design of La Scala; Giuseppe Piermarini, who was also involved in the construction of the Royal Palace, the Palazzo Belgioioso and many other Milanese landmark buildings. Peruse the collection of costumes, busts, artwork and props which have all played their part in the history of the building.

Explore the magic of the theatre from the boxes and see the sumptuous room with its crystal chandelier and of course, the stage. With a little luck you might even see the artists’ rehearsal!

4:00pm: The tour finishes at the Piazza della Scala 1.

Please note
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the details. Times subjected to organization and/or traffic problems.

From 01st April - 31st October 2014: The tour will operate every day with a bi-lingual guide with the following schedule:
Monday: English and French
Tuesday: English and Spanish
Wednesday: English and German
Thursday: English and Portuguese
Friday: English and Spanish
Saturday: English and Italian
Sunday: English and German
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Opera House La Scala
  • Professional Bi-lingual guide
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
01 Apr 14 - 31 Oct 14: Daily
01 Nov 14 - 31 Mar 15: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
1 hour 30 minutes
Start time
1430h (2:30pm)
Meeting point
Tour departs from Piazza della Scala 1, in front of the La Scala Opera House.
Ending point
The tour ends at Piazza della Scala 1.
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The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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