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Teatrical Museum at the Scala

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Address: Largo Ghiringhelli, 1 | Piazza Scala, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 02 88 79 74 73
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Museum at the Teatro all Scala

Yes, everyone want to see the theatre part of the opera house, but do not overlook the museum. It is really very big. Only one room t go in, but then it continues for some time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been there twice and I think it's an amazing place to appreciate a Milanese cultural night out. I went there twice (one for an Opera rehearsal and a for a concert). The balcony's view is amazing, although it might be pricey, it depends on the act. Just remember when you'll buy the tickets that the more upstairs you go,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

If you like opera, this is the museum for you. You can watch the theather hall and also the rehearsal if there is one. nice museum. Quite small.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Yes, everyone want to see the theatre part of the opera house, but do not overlook the museum. It is really very big. Only one room t go in, but then it continues for some time and also an upstairs. Lots of photos, costumes, instruments, statutes, and artifacts dating back hundreds of years. Very informative, even to understand some of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good to visit if you have an interest in the opera. Lots of items from the history of the opera house. There is the chance to take look from one of the boxes. There are lots of steps in order to access the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Opera lovers will hoover this up; Liszt's piano; Verdi, Rossini and Puccini celebrated at every turn; a view of the auditorium from the boxes; access to the library; various exhibits celebrating productions from the current/recent repertoire. There's no beginning to end narrative of the building and its history, as such. That would have been welcome, but it's still a nice... More 

Thank Phil G
Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Yes it is a short visit and small museum but if you want to have an Scala in full you meed to visit an event there. The visit to the museum and the Scala theatre it self is nice and very full visit which you have to do. You need to be in Scala Theater when in Milan there is... More 

Thank JurijKobal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A small museum that retains the interest through out. Get to sit in a few of the boxes. Even the children entertained.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You will be dazzled by the gold and mirrored entryway and the elegant boxes encircling the stage. A peak inside the main hall is breathtaking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What I really liked in this museum, it was the instrument collections and the really impressive costumes of some performances. There are also the statues and paintings of selected musicians. Furthermore, there are balconies from where you can see the opera area. It approximately takes half an hour to see the whole museum, I would expect something more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We got a special monday price on tickets for this and the Museu Poldi Pezzoli. We really didn't find either too interesting, but the Museum we wanted to see was closed on Mondays. We were able to hear and see part of a rehearsal for Othello - but then they put up a plastic wall so the listening was a... More 

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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 rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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