Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

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Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

From US$ 51.14 per person

Explore Milan's rich musical history on a 2-hour guided tour of one of the world's leading opera houses at La Scala, and marvel at the soaring Gothic vaults of the Milan Duomo, the 5th largest church in the world and the largest in Italy.

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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Go behind the scenes at La Scala Milan
  • Look inside the world's 5th largest church
  • Discover one of the first ever shopping malls
  • Marvel at some of the highest Gothic vaults in Milan Cathedral
Full description
Go on a journey into the sacred and the profane on a 2-hour musical tour through Milan. Enter both the Scala Opera House, and Milan Cathedral (Duomo), the 5th largest church in the world. First, enter La Scala to explore one of the most famous theaters in the world. Go inside the auditorium with seating for more than 2000 people and a stage that has hosted some of the world’s most recognized artists. See the theater from inside one of the exclusive boxes.  Learn more about the history of La Scala in its own museum, and see a vast collection of costumes, instruments, and other musical curiosities, as well as a gallery of busts and paintings portraying some of classical music's great artists, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. Stroll over to the glass-roof arcade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, built in the late 19th-century and considered one of the first shopping malls in history. Enter the Gothic façade of the Duomo, and discover the true symbol of Milan. See the soaring vaults (some of the tallest in the world), and learn why this imposing building attracts more than 5 million visitors per year.
Includes
  • Licensed English-speaking guides
  • Skip-the-line-ticket to the Duomo
  • Skip-the-line ticket to La Scala
  • Audio guides (for groups of more than 10 people)

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    Meeting point

    Meet in front of La Scala Theatre Museum entrance at 12:45 PM.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • These are smaller group tours for better interaction with your guide
    • It is forbidden to take food, liquids, knifes, ceramic mugs and anything that can be used as a blunt weapon inside Duomo; shoulders and knees must be covered
    • The visit to the theater may not be permitted during rehearsals or special events
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 86 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Value for money
      4.2 / 5
    • Service
      4.5 / 5
    • Organization
      4.3 / 5
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    Very interesting with great guides

    We had a really good time the only slight disappointment was the map with the dropped pin was some distance away to add to the confusion there was a large thunderstorm at this location so lots of people were gathered but they were sheltering from the rain ! But the office rang me and we sorted. If I have one observation I would take my own earphones and cable as the ones supplied were quite poor and crackly. In the church women were required to cover their shoulders and not wear very short skirts or shorts so we had to buy scarves,but I would definitely recommend.

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    August 29, 2019

    The tour of La Scala and the guide were excellent. The guide for the Cathedral tour was bubbly and communicated well but seemed to be far more interested in promoting Milan over other wonderful places in Europe rather than telling us about the Cathedral - how it was built, styles of building within the Cathedral, exterior features etc. we received some interesting facts and stories but they were all a bit disconnected. Tour was ok but could easily have been do much better. We also had to wait around for group members to turn up and then they ended up not joining us because the women didn’t have cover for their shoulders and legs. This requirement should be pointed out in the information for the tour.

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    July 27, 2019

    Why tell us the WRONG meeting place??

    "Outside the entrance to La Scala" is a poor description - does it mean at the entrance doors, or opposite, across the street where many groups gather? With no sign of my tour in either of these locations, and when the meeting time had passed and both these locations were now empty, I despaired of what to do. By chance I walked around the corner to the La Scala museum ... and my group was there!? .. with many of them agreeing that the arrangements were very misleading, and they also had been lucky to stumble across the place where the group leader was waiting. Please correct this mistake and ensure that your group leaders and your customers are both given the same information as to where we are supposed to meet!

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    May 25, 2019

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