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La Scala Theatre and Museum Tour in Milan

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Milano, Italy

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Whether you love opera or you hardly know it, this tour of legendary La Scala Theater and adjoining museum is a unique and fun way to get an inside look at one of the most famous opera houses in the world. With an expert guide by your side, tour La Scala Museum to see intricate outfits, musical instruments and various stage props. Then stroll through the foyer of the theater, taking in the beautifully designed 18th-century auditorium.
  • Guided tour of Milan's La Scala Theatre and museum
  • Discover the secrets of one of the most famous opera houses in the world
  • See the La Scala stage, chandelier and pit orchestra with your expert guide
  • Visit the theater museum to see a collection of instruments
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Departure Point

Largo Antonio Ghiringhelli, 1, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

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Meet your knowledgeable local guide at La Scala Theater and get ready for an education in opera. This tour is a feast for the eyes and the mind, as your guide leads first through the theater's museum, regaling you with the history of the theater while being dazzled by the display of intricate costumes once worn on stage, musical instruments played by famous musicians and various stage props used in famed productions. See also painted portraits of some of the most famous composers and performers—from Guiseppe Verde to Arturo Toscanini. Then spend some time in the museum bookshop browsing at books about opera, in general, and famous composers, in particular. 

As you tour the theater and museum, gain an appreciation of the amount of work that goes into an opera production at this famed venue. 

Book early to avoid missing out! La Scala is extremely popular and regularly sells out weeks in advance.
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Teatro Alla Scala
This Milan tour of Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned opera houses on the planet, will take you inside the beloved 18th-century theater and museum. During your tour, led by an expert guide, you'll visit this incredible theater's foyer, and see the auditorium, the theater boxes, the pit orchestra and the stage itself. You’ll also visit the theater museum and bookshop, where you can admire paintings and musical instruments dedicated to great Italian composers, and learn more about the opera house’s history. See portraits of famous Italian maestros, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. As you tour the theater and museum, you'll gain an appreciation of the amount of work that goes in to an opera production at this famed venue, where some of the best singers in the world have performed for more than 200 years. Book early to avoid missing out! La Scala is extremely popular and regularly sells out weeks in advance.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the visit to the La Scala Theatre auditorium is guaranteed unless a rehearsal or show is in progress. In the event of this occurring, your guide will provide you a voucher to visit the auditorium at the next available date.
  • The La Scala Opera House is an active theater; therefore, the opening times are subject to the needs of the artistic production. If the tour is modified, you will be offered a different time for the visit. If your tour is cancelled, then you would be offered a full refund.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zani Viaggi

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during La Scala Theatre and Museum Tour in Milan?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during La Scala Theatre and Museum Tour in Milan?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during La Scala Theatre and Museum Tour in Milan?
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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, Oct 2020
Liked everything about the tour the guide was very informative and very friendly only thing I was disappointed about was I thought we were going to be shown were the orchestra played
Interesting tour of a piece of Milanese history
, Sep 2020
I booked this guided tour just before going to Milan. When I arrived I had the tour guide to myself. The tour guide was friendly, spoke good english and was very informative. The tour included a walk through the museum with lots of interesting facts about La Scala and it's history. It ended with viewing the inside from one if the boxes. Overall it was good but you spend most of your time in the museum with maybe 5-10 minutes in the actual opera house.
Loved tour of La Scala
, Oct 2019
The tour although only for an hour was very informative, thoroughly enjoyed it. The history of La Scala is fascinating
Nothing Special
, Oct 2019
This is no "behind the scenes" tour. There's no value to this compared to just buying a ticket and walking around. She stood in front of a diagram of the theater and read the text printed on the screen.
Average tour.
, Sep 2019
La Scala is beautiful but I did not particularly enjoy the tour as I had a lot of trouble understanding the guide's English.
, Jun 2019
What a difference a guide makes ! Professional, knowledgeable, straight to the point. Very good, well worth the money.
Helena B
, Jun 2019
The guide provided interesting information, but the lights were off in the theatre, so not much of the theatre itself could be seen.
Dianna K
, Jun 2019
The tour guide was very informative and the museum part of the theatre was very interesting. We were very disappointed because we weren't able to do a tour of the theatre because they were rehearsing at the time. It did say on our ticket that depending on the schedule of events the tour could change, but we were still pretty disappointed.
Too many people
, May 2019
The group was way too large and the guide was either tired that day or uninterested. We got an enormous amount of information delivered monotone. Sometimes out device couldn't pick up her voice because there were so many in the group and going upstairs we were too far away.
La Scala
, Jan 2019
We had our own guide who was pleasant and knowledgeable. A recommended visit when in Milan on a break

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