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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

Damir K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was very nice: informative and interesting. We saw everything we tough we would see. The tour guide spoke English well enough. She knew a lot and was clearly in love with La Scala which made it very charming.

Andrew V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour of the opera house. Really added a lot of insight that we wouldn and #39;t have had without our guide. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It is a very nice tour and our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of La Scala. She was most impressive.

petewen.1971

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

highlandsdavid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

David L
A most enjoyable and informative tour of La Scala. The guide was friendly and knowledgable and we would definitely recommend this tour for the general public and musicians alike.

Deborah A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Guide was very informative and friendly, La Scala is so beautiful with a rich and interesting history. Very well worth doing.

Kathleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My husband and I loved this tour. The tour guide met us right where she was supposed to be...in front of the gift shop/museum...which was very comforting. She was very informative and interesting when she described the opera house. They were in rehearsals, so we couldn't see the opera house with the lights on....however there was enough light to see inside from the boxes she chose for us. The museum is filled with wonderful paintings and photographs and sculpture of the divas and composers that were prominent at the Opera House. I would definitely recommend this tour to all my friends and family.

Carol R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

excellent tour, super guide

Alan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent informative tour. We didn't manage to see the full grandeur of the auditorium due to it being dimmed for lighting director rehearsal but this didn't really impact very interesting history of the opera house and it's place in Milanese life. Excellent guide

Judith C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour guide was excellent - so well informed about the sights we saw. Would highly recommend this tour to a fellow traveler.

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