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La Scala Opera

Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 88791
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This world-renowned opera house was built in 1778, where many composers wrote and conducted works including such greats as Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and Toscanini.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 02 88791
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Reviewed yesterday

I could not resist taking a tour of this landmark. There is actually quite a lot of environmental art - the boxes, the theatre itself, and the many busts of composers. The instruments, portraits and costume exhibitions round this out very well

Thank Harry K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to see Nabucco. Wonderful evening, fantastic production. We were in the second row and had a fantastic view of everything. If you like opera you must visit at least once in your life. You can follow the opera in Italian or English through a...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 6 days ago

For me its the home of opera !! Famouse La Scala was point of all big tenores and sopranos.I had a terrific expirience exploring museum aswell as the inside !

Thank Kristina R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is situated in a nice Piazzeta, close to Piazza del Duomo.The exterior of the building is poor, it cannot be compared with Opera Garnier from paris or Opera Stadt from Wien. But Scala from Milano is a "Must" to see, because of all the...More

Thank Sabina L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be warned - you may well not be able to access the house itself, if they are rehearsing, and the museum can be very crowded if groups are going round. The museum is OK for opera buffs, but otherwise rather dry.

Thank GoodLifeForMe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside of the building doesn't do justice to the grandeur of the theatre inside. IT really is stunning. My wife and i booked the cheapest seats high in the rafters but we still got a decent view and the orchestra and singers could still...More

Thank Tom C
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Kajaani, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the requiem "Messa per Rossini". La scala did not disappoint, nor did the music. If you appreciate the history of European classical music this is the place to visit. Only dissapointing thing was a number of poorly dressed flashlight selfie taking tourists,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth visiting for a look or to attend a performance. We went first of all just to view the venue. After going through the first set of doors from the street we found ourselves in a dismal little hall with three heavily armed police....More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the true home of opera! There is nowhere better to watch a Verdi opera. The opera house is beautifully traditional and far more intimate than its counterparts in NY and London. It is really special.

Thank janeW5988II
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous venue for a fabulous experience. The place is steeped in charm and takes you back in time. Nothing has changed since when it was built and it was a real treat to see a production there. Can't recommend enough.

Thank StAlbansFlashpacker
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The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square
is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon
of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds
to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria
Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high
quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch
expedition into a royal experience. Head to the
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Beth H
7 November 2017|
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Response from Tricia H | Reviewed this property |
Milan is the fashion capital of Italy and they dress like it. No jesns, smart casual at the very least, and a jacket & tie would be appropriate if you don't mind. All women wear high heels, perhaps a travel dress with a... More
Beth H
29 October 2017|
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Response from Poguie | Reviewed this property |
One other thing too. I didn't bring my camera along as I thought it would be taken from me, we had read that absolutely no photos were allowed. As it turns out loads of people were taking photos prior to the performance and... More
Tom C
13 October 2017|
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Response from Sumac2010 | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest arriving 30-40 minutes ahead of the performance time to get a drink, absorb the atmosphere, people-watch (especially some of the fashionable clothes), go to the bathroom if necessary and find your seat.The staff... More