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  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

La Scala Theatre and Museum Tour in Milan

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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What You Can Expect

La Scala Theatre and Museum Tour in Milan

La Scala Backstage Small-Group Tour from Milan

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, you'll gain an appreciation of the amount of work that goes in to 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.

Customer Reviews

Jacqueline H Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a wonderful and insightful tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and charming. We learned so much over the course of the tour. I can't praise the guide enough!

Lance A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A great experience !

v C K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour of La Scala was wonderful. We loved it and the tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and very personable. We appreciated her insights and stories. The only disappointment was that the theater itself was so dark that none of our photos of the inside came out...but that's not anybody's fault.

Peter R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


Louis G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Good tour. A plus was someone sing for a group of young children.

Frederick L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Lovely, intimate, personal tour. Very entertaining and knowledgeable guide.

Amy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent! Highly recommend!

Romana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lots of information about the Theatre! The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Beautiful place to visit, and we would not have gotten as much out of it without the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We enjoyed this tour very much. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. We even got to see a live rehearsal for that evenings performance which made it extra special.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was outstanding and we enjoyed our visit/tour. The museum was excellent, however would have liked to have seen more of the actual opera house. Seeing only part of one floor and a room did not give us a good picture of the opera house itself. When we toured the opera house in Paris we got to see almost all of the actual opera house.

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