La Scala Opera House

The Epitome of Classical Music

Milan Must-Do's Published on 30 January 2019

La Scala Opera House (Teatro alla Scala) in Milan is simply the world’s most admired hub of classical music. Since its inception in 1778, it hosted composers like Toscanini, Verdi, Muti and Bernstein. Furthermore, opera singers Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Plácido Domingo and many more made it the icon of classical virtuosity. La Scala also fosters the talents of ballet and organizes tons of promotional activities to turn decadent into cool!

Highlights at La Scala Opera House

If you don’t want to sell a kidney to attend a gala night, there are other ways to discover the wonders of La Scala Opera House. In fact, you can take advantage of performances tailor-made for the youth (30-) or attend courses and activities at its Academy. There are also guided tours of a luxurious museum and of the shimmering concert hall.

Time to Explore: 2-3 hours.

Top Tips: Before visiting, check the calendar of the opera house. There are shows for all pockets.

What’s Close? Milan Cathedral, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Sforza CastleSant’Ambrogio Basilica, Royal Palace.

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