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Milan La Scala Opera and Museum Tour

  • When does it run?
    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily Except Sunday & Monday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
  • Start time
    2:30pm
  • Duration
    1 hour 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Opera House La Scala
  • Professional English speaking guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (12+)
  • Child (4-11)
  • Infant (0-3)

Key Highlights

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

Overview

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily Except Sunday & Monday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes

  • Start time

    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.

Itinerary

  • 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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Opera House La Scala
  • Professional English speaking guide

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.

The La Scala opera House is an active theatre, therefore the opening times are subject to the needs of the artistic production. For these reasons the tour may be modified or cancelled with a short notice. In these circumstances, a different time for the visit will be proposed or a full refund of the tour will be provided .

Additional info

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Tour of La Scala
    Aaron Tanti, Malta 07/06/2014
  • Interesting and informative tour
    Roger D Allen, Australia 07/04/2014

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