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

1. 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, original costumes, and other things 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 Museum and Theater Tour

2. 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 Guided Experience

3. Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

Discover La Scala Theater on this guided tour. Learn about its history, secrets, and the actors and musicians that found their inspiration in this very place. Milan is not only design, fashion, and nightlife: Milan is known also for its music. Right in the heart of the city, only a 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 Theater's greatest performances. On this guided experience, admire the interior of this magical place and learn about its stories and fascinating history.

Milan: Private and Personalized Highlights Tour

4. Milan: Private and Personalized Highlights Tour

Book this tour and the local supplier team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded Local Milanese. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together an itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss the changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Milan that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by Locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your local show you the Milan you will love.

2-Hour Milan by Night Walking Tour

5. 2-Hour Milan by Night Walking Tour

Spend 2 enjoyable hours with a professional tour guide who will show you the main monuments in the city known around the world. The tour starts from Piazza della Scala, where you will admire one of the most famous Opera Houses in the world. Walk along Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery with its shops and Cafés until Duomo Square where you can view its Cathedral, the undisputed symbol of Milan. The tour guide will carry you through Piazza dei Mercanti and Cordusio area until the Sforza Castle, the extraordinary fortress of Milan with several magnificent inner courtyards. The guided tour will be prolonged through Sempione Park, the largest green area in the city situated behind the Sforza Castle. The itinerary has been rigorously selected with the help of certified guides in order to show you more than just the great masterpieces everyone knows. You are guaranteed a professional and, of course, an enjoyable experience. Prepare yourself for an exciting journey of discovering the city center of Milan by night.

Milan: La Scala Theater and Duomo Rooftop Private Tour

6. Milan: La Scala Theater and Duomo Rooftop Private Tour

Begin your tour at the heart of the city with an in-depth tour of the famous Duomo. get an introduction to the Gothic cathedral. This is one of the most beautiful churches in the world, and your preofessional guide will point out aspects of its impressive façade. Situated at the very heart of the city, the Duomo is 157 meters long. Admire its flying buttresses, and the gilded bronze statue of Madonnina atop the main spire. After a brief introduction to the cathedral and its history, you’ll skip the lines and head up to the Terraces of the Duomo for a full view of beautiful Milan. View the Duomo of Milan from the outside and the amazing rooftops. After the tour, continue with the Piazza della Scala for a tour of the legendary La Scala Theater opera house. Built in 1776, the theater has hosted some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Verdi, Bellini, Rossini, and Donizetti. See the beautiful horseshoe auditorium from one of the fourth-row boxes. Prepare to be amazed.

Milan: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Duomo and La Scala Entry

7. Milan: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Duomo and La Scala Entry

Take a 3-hour tour Milan, one of the world’s greatest fashion capitals, and gain entry to some of city’s most impressive monuments. Visit Milan’s famous Duomo, a stunning Gothic cathedral. Explore the beautiful square the cathedral is set in, including Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping mall in Italy.   Then make a stop at Milan’s renowned opera house, La Scala. See the place where the works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti enchanted audiences. Your ticket provides entry to the theater and museum, which you may revisit after the tour for a longer period.   Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie. This church and Dominican convent is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is conveniently located next to the famous Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci (entrance not included).

Milan 1-Hour Teatro alla Scala Private Tour

8. Milan 1-Hour Teatro alla Scala Private Tour

An expert guide will lead you on a 1-hour tour of the Teatro alla Scala. This iconic venue is one of the most important opera houses in the world and the pride and joy of Milan. Looking out from the boxes, you’ll be able to admire the amazing interior of the theater, with its magnificent auditorium and the stage where great performers have appeared. With a bit of luck it may be possible to see artists rehearsing for the evening performance. Hear some interesting stories about the history of La Scala, and about its famous celebrities, such as Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Arturo Toscanini and many others legendary performers of opera and ballet.

La Scala Theatre & Museum Tour Plus Walking Tour

9. 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.

Private Tour of Teatro alla Scala and Church of San Fedele

10. Private Tour of Teatro alla Scala and Church of San Fedele

This tour starts just in front of Teatro alla Scala, where you will meet your private guide who will start by giving you an overview of the history and of the characters that made this theater famous all over the world. Then you will enter the theater and have the chance to see the foyer and the central stages. Follow your guide through the Museum rooms until you reach the terrace, where you can still see the extension works that took place during the last restoration with the addition of an elliptical tower. After your visit of Teatro alla Scala, you will head towards the Church of San Fedele. This church, a prototype of the religious architecture of the Counter-Reformation, was built by the Jesuits and the major architect was Pellegrino Tibaldi, Carlo Borromeo’s favorite engineer. Within the 16th-century church is an extraordinary collection of contemporary art, with works of artists such as Kounellis, Fontana e Paladino. You will also have the chance to see the crypt and other spaces such as the Sacristy and the "Chapel of the Ballerine" as you explore the church. 

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What people are saying about Milan

The tour was fascinating-we could really picture what life was like during the golden age of opera. Our guide was informative and fun. We liked this tour more than we had anticipated. Even my Non-musician husband loved it.

Good experience, would recommend to others to get a quick look at La Scala. Make sure to look ahead of time on La Scala's website to make sure the auditorium is illuminated and not closed for rehearsals. Very pretty place

Very nice visit to the theater (performance hall and foyer) as well as its museum. The audio guide is a QRcode that makes us download the theater application. Don't forget to take your headphones!

The gentleman in the ticket counter and the security guard went out of their way to help me when they noticed I use a cane to walk. I really appreciated their assistance and kindness.

Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable! Plus she started on time.