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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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A good way to see inside the theatre

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 

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northern ireland
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
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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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

visited the museum part as a section of a walking tour. Several small rooms containing a few sculptues, paintings and replica instruments (albeit very old replicas). It was stuffy and frankly quite boring. We got to look into the theatre through a box, but sadly as they were doing a lighting check, the whole theatre was pitch black. It may... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Whether you are an opera fan or not, the museum is worth a visit when coming to Milan. The exhibits are pretty and well presented. But it is a glimpse of the auditorium that is worth your entry fee. For a little extra take on the audio guide.

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This museum is not really about La Scala. It is more about the musicians performing the instruments they used and the people attending the performances. A great view into the artistic world of the Opera. A good visit takes about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

For any opera lover this is a must! Superb collection of most wonderful items ranging from Lizst's very own piano to the very detah mask and deathbed skecthes of Verdi. The library is excellent too and the few minutes "peep" into the auditorium was a bonus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Museum is part of La Scala but not necessarily about La Scala so if you are an opera fan who thinks this will illuminate opera, rethink and realign expectations. La Scala is singularly unimpressive on the outside; it is also singularly unimpressive on the inside—at least compared to any number of opera houses in Europe. The chandeliers are pretty... More 

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Address: Largo Ghiringhelli, 1 | Piazza Scala, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 02 88 79 74 73
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Centro Storico
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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