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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 guided 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. Explore the museum and hear fascinating tales and anecdotes about some of the marvelous 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.

Milan: La Scala Theatre and Museum Guided Tour

2. Milan: La Scala Theatre and Museum Guided Tour

Explore the La Scala Theater in the heart of Milan on a guided tour and learn about its long history and the famous musicians and opera singers who have graced its stage. Visit the La Scala Museum and discover a collection of costumes, set designs, and musical instruments from notable performances. Make your way to the La Scala Theatre located right in the heart of the city, only a few steps from the Cathedral and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. Meet your guide who will escort you on your journey through music and theatrical history at one of Italy's most culturally significant venues. Admire the stunning interiors of this elegant opera house which has stood for generations. Learn about the musical legends that have performed on its historic stage including Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Luciano Pavarotti, and Maria Callas. Then, visit the La Scala Theatre Museum and discover set designs, musical instruments, and costumes used in the theater's greatest performances. See a collection of private artifacts which attest to the rich history and cultural impact of the theatre.

Milan: La Scala Theater and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

3. Milan: La Scala Theater and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

If you can’t wait to visit the Milanese temple of music, look no further: this guided tour is for you! It will lead you through the 240-years-old history of Teatro alla Scala. The tour is entirely dedicated to the visit of the world-renowned Teatro alla Scala. Our guide will lead you through its museum galleries and will tell you secrets and details about its most distinguished performances and extravagant protagonists. The museum displays a rich collection of costumes and musical instruments, as well as a gallery of portraits and busts representing the great musicians of history. The guide will also tell you curiosities about the life of the artists who have performed on this important stage, such as Verdi, Toscanini, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti or Carla Fracci. Finally, you’ll also be able to have a sneak peak inside the theater! As you tour the theater and museum, you'll discover behind-the-scenes insights into opera productions that, for over 200 years, have featured some of the best singers in the world.

Milan: La Scala Museum Tour with Optional Hop-on Hop-off Bus

4. Milan: La Scala Museum Tour with Optional Hop-on Hop-off Bus

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). Add the optional Hop on Hop off 2 days ticket to visit the city on panoramic buses.

Milan: The Milan Pass City Card

5. Milan: The Milan Pass City Card

See the best of Milan at your own pace, and save money with the 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 the full package and get a Milan Pass with both the hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket, and access to the ATM public transport system. Enjoy free entrance to city attractions such as: Access to the Duomo Cathedral Rooftop terraces (by lift) La Scala Museum and Theatre Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Museum of Science and Technology Casa Milan – Mondo Milan Museum Leonardo 3 – “The World of Leonardo” interactive museum Vigna di Leonardo – Leonardo’s Vineyard Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Museo d’Arte e Scienza – Art and Science MuseumNavigli Canal Cruise (spring/summer period)Shuttle bus to outlet stores

Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

6. Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Milan's most significant landmarks and masterpieces on a guided tour by bus. Marvel at the Last Supper up close, visit the famous Duomo gothic cathedral, see La Scala opera house in person, and more. Reservations to see the Last Supper are limited and sell out quickly, sometimes months in advance. This tour guarantees you access to the Last Supper in addition to an exciting sightseeing tour through downtown Milan. You will discover what makes Milan such a chic and trendy metropolis and tour one of the world's greatest fashion capitals, famous for its extravagant designer shows, boutiques, and outlet stores. Continue to Milan's famous Duomo, the impressive gothic cathedral and symbol of the city. Make a stop at Milan's renowned opera house, La Scala, where the great works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini have debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti have enchanted audiences. Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church and Dominican convent, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will view the remarkable Last Supper by Da Vinci.

Milan: Private Tour of La Scala & Duomo with Gelato Tasting

7. Milan: Private Tour of La Scala & Duomo with Gelato Tasting

Join a private 3-hour guided tour that will introduce to you the most spectacular attractions of Milan. You will learn about cultural and historical values that make Milan one of the most famous and influential cities in the world. Enjoy a degustation of one of the best gelato places in Milan! The guided tour includes a visit of Piazza Duomo, where you can admire the beautiful and unique gothic architecture of the church that took six centuries to be completed. With pre-booked & guaranteed skip-the-line tickets, you will access immediately the Duomo rooftop terrace by lift to enjoy a unique panoramic 360-degree view of Milan. After that, you will enter Duomo Cathedral and your private guide will help you to discover the underground archeological area of Duomo & the museum of Duomo. The Duomo of Milan is the largest church in Italy and the fourth largest in the world, with a capacity of up to 40,000 people. In the 1930s a special law was introduced in Milan (as you will discover during the tour, it wasn’t respected later on...) for which no buildings could have been higher than the highest point of Duomo. Its rooftops host about 3400 statues (and they are not all are saints or angels). For example, you can admire the statue of the boxer Primo Carnera (world heavyweight boxing champion in 1930s – he was the first Italian ever to gain this title), the statue of a pigeon, a tennis racquet, and much more. Your private expert guide will also accompany you through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, named after the first King of Italy. Constructed in 19th century, the Galleria was built with the purpose to represent the new Milan and connect Piazza Duomo & La Scala, the most important squares of that time. Now it is a grand display of many beautiful of high-end fashion boutiques & famous restaurants, all inside an enormous decorated glass roof. After Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, your private guide will introduce to you the foyer & the museum of La Scala Theater, which displays an excessive collection of theatrical costumes, set designs, autograph scores, and musical instruments, together with paintings of musicians and actors, precious ceramic figures portraying characters from the “commedia dell'arte” - the first opera played on the inauguration of La Scala. Besides the collection of the museum, your guide will also provide to you some important information about the biggest artists who have performed on this important stage, such as Verdi, Toscanini, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti or Carla Fracci. Most of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala. If we count the seats on the balconies, La Scala can hold up to 3,000 attendees. Moreover, the stage of La Scala is made fully of wood to allow exceptional audio quality from the instruments played on stage. La Scala's season opens on 7 December every year on Saint Ambrose's Day, the feast day of Milan's patron saint.

La Scala Theatre & Museum Tour Plus Walking Tour

8. 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.

Venice & Italy: Unlimited EU Internet with eSIM Mobile Data

9. Venice & Italy: Unlimited EU Internet with eSIM Mobile Data

Enjoy your unlimited data plan with eSIM access to the web throughout the Venice, Italy and Europe. Avoid expensive data roaming charges or connecting to unsecured public internet points. Save yourself the time and hassle of looking for free Wi-Fi every time you need an internet connection. Benefit from a service where you won’t have to change your sim card or buy a new one during your vacation. Enjoy the peace of mind of an unlimited package at truly 4G and 5G speed which is secure and works everywhere in the Europe. Keep in touch with family and friends back home with no speed limitations at any level of data usage. Watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more. The following devices support the eSIM product: Apple iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Max iPhone 12 Max Pro iPhone 13 mini iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max iPhone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR iPhone SE (2020) iPad Air (3rd Generation) iPad Pro (3rd Generation) iPad Mini (5th Generation) Samsung Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Samsung Note 20+ Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Google devices that support eSIM Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL Google Pixel 4A 5G Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL Google Pixel 5 Google Pixel 5a Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Motorola Motorola Razr 2019 Huawei Huawei P40 Huawei P40 Pro Huawei P50 Pro Huawei Mate 40 Pro

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What people are saying about Scala Theater Museum

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4.2 / 5

based on 4,356 reviews

Our tour guide was very friendly and he had a lot of knowledge and shared great stories. The staff was also so friendly that they informed us when we could go see the lights turned on at the theatre. Amazing experience!

Loved this tour - Our guide was lovely - So much passion for Milan and La Scala. The rich content along with great anecdotes made for a wonderful and enriching experience - Greatly recommended.

I'd definitely recommend this tour–the theater is gorgeous, the museum and special exhibits were very interesting, and the guide was thorough and kind.

Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, not just about La Scala, but about opera in general. Highly recommended!

Our tour guide was fabulous, lots of interesting history. Well done!