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Our most recommended Milan Theater Tours & Tickets

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: La Scala Theater and Duomo Rooftop Private Tour

4. 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 1-Hour Teatro alla Scala Private Tour

5. 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.

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

6. 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).

La Scala Theatre & Museum Tour Plus Walking Tour

7. 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

8. 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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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 14 reviews

The guide and the tour was fantastic. Your correspondence however can improve. We waited at the wrong location for the tour because your pindrop shows the meeting spot in front of the city hall rather than next to the museum shop. It was in the nord but I’m a visual learner and focused on the picture of the location. Otherwise, the tour was fantastic. I would recommend it and would go on it again.

outstanding museum and inside tour of the opera house - well worth it - the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the opera house and shared many interesting stories - even if you dont like opera there is so much history here that enyone will find it a nice 1 hour experience to learn more about this historic place

Our guide was knowledgeable and paced the tour well, especially with a big group. I would have missed the history and interesting facts without the guide.

Érdemes megnézni előre, mikor nincs próba, vagy előadás, hogy a nézőteret is megnézhessük. Zavartalanul sétálhatunk a múzeumban és a színház előterében.

The guide was very knowledgeable on all related topics and the tour was well paced and very interesting.