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La Scala Opera

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Address: Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 02 88791
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This world-renowned opera house was built in 1778, where many composers...

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La Scala Theatre and Museum Tour in Milan

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We didn't get to see the opera itself but did a tour of the Opera House which was terrific. There were only about 12 people on the tour and our guide was fantastic, so... read more

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east kilbride, glasgow
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn’t spend much time here, maybe 30 minutes. The view into the theatre is very nice, but the “museum” is rather small and uninteresting. Maybe if you are an opera buff it is more appealing.

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east kilbride, glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't get to see the opera itself but did a tour of the Opera House which was terrific. There were only about 12 people on the tour and our guide was fantastic, so knowledgeable. We were so lucky to see part of a dress rehearsal which made it all the more memorable. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is probably the most important Opera Theatre of the world. It´s beautiful and the inside is still very nice, although the building is old. Check the Opera season in Milan so you get to enjoy the whole beauty of this place.

Thank memvMty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to got to see Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Tickets in the best category were pricey, but we didn't need to regret. This was once in lifetime experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit and experience a piece of history and the present. Our young children were awed by the opera house and the instruments in the museum as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to teatro a la escala every time we visit Milan, very romantic, offering the best presentations of opera and ballet, if you find both together I would recommend the experience of both! Wonderful architecture and very well kept, don't miss the chance if you are in Milan.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you'd expect of a grand world reknowned opera house. Marble entrance hall, six tiers of velvet lined theatre boxes, very impressive staff. Very elegant. The opera itself was exquisite.

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

European opera houses are generally lovely, and this one is as well. How I wished we had purchased tickets far in advance for the opera performing the night we were there! We did get tickets to walk in and see the facility, but you dont see it as well as if you were seated at the opera.

Thank Cat H
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like opera, this has to be number one on the list to visit. A massively impressive and characterful theatre. Book tickets in advance to make sure you get to see the opera as it can be very busy

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the tour and were so glad we did. Guide was very knowledgeable and a small group made it a very pleasant visit.

Thank Kfrosi

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