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La Scala Opera

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This world-renowned opera house was built in 1778, where many composers wrote and conducted works including such greats as Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and Toscanini.
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Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 02 88791
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Reviewed yesterday

try and find cheap seats for a show during your stay ( try on the same day at noon or a day before) very impressive place. if u brought nice cloth, that is the time to show them off :)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aamalia
Reviewed 2 days ago

I watched the "Elektra" by Richard Strauss. Well... the performances, the singing , the whole experience stunning!!! the libretto is seeing behind each seat in 3 languages. Italian, English and whatever the language of the play. The dress code is not strict. Worth going a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sakalis
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful interior, all red velvet and gold. The royal box is a must see, as are some of the adjacent boxes. The theatre halls are visually elegant but not as sumptuous as other european theatre houses.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best Opera theatres in the world, to me the perfect place to enjoy a night full of music and romance. We visited the Museum an area full of memories of past performances. We had a guided tour. It is a must for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 128MARIAM128
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We saw the opera empty but it was something extraordinary to see this famous place...I would like to see an event there despite the fact that I don't here this kind of music but as far as I know, the prices are not so low

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ioannisktst
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

La Scala was a very beautiful place to visit. The third floors chambers were a really good experience. You feel like you entered another era. Unfortunately we couldn’t watch an opera because the days we visited there was a premier and the tickets were 600€...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank danaikir
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited the opera when it was open to VIP only however the event finished early so they allowed visits to museum and opera house in early afternoon everyone was so polite and went out the way to be helpful and there customer service is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PopeDaveThe1st
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Scala museum is great, with a peek to the auditorium through the boxes. Plenty of exhibits related to the famous people associated with La Scala, and a collection of fun musical instruments. If you are not enough of an opera lover to attend a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 1 week ago

1) I recently did the biggest mistake of buying tickets with this company: hopefully, you will be more careful. I paid 500 Euros for 3 tickets, which the price at the La Scala 150 Euros, and in the end I got worth tickets 2 together...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 555Roma_Italia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attending the Opera at one of the Grand Opera Houses was one of those things for the bucket list , so when we were in Milan we grabbed the opportunity .La Scala ticked all the boxes for an experience large elaborate sets, great performers and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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expedition into a royal experience. Head to the
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November 12, 2018|
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Response from wrldtrvlr84 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen them from £80 to £300. It seems you have to check for a specific opera. Some productions have certain performances with special rates for seniors or younger people. They also have certain half-price... More
October 30, 2018|
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Response from MarkJ586 | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine with the e ticket.
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Response from DanieleH606 | Reviewed this property |
I printed them but I do not remember if others were showing tickets on mobiles.
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La Scala opera (10 Replies)
Is there anywhere to park close to La Scala theatre? Thanks!
April 29, 2017|
Response fromILAB69|
You can try the parking in via Meda or in via Agnello (parking of La Rinascente ). In any case I strongly recommend you to take a taxi which are right in front of the theatre on the left (via case rotte).
What attractions are near the train station in Milan? (3 Replies)
I'm passing through Milan on my way to Florence in May and I'm going to have at least two hours and a half hours to kill waiting for my train to leave Milan and I'm wondering if I can walk around and see some sights during that time. I get the impression that Duomo Cathedral and La Scala Opera House are within walking distance of the train station. Is this really the case? Any help would be appreciated!
March 30, 2009|
Response fromtripguy094|
I wouldn't call it walking distance. You can take the metro from stazione centrale to duomo takes about 5 minutes. Takes 20-25 minutes to walk from stazione centrale. You should definately go and see the Duomo that's fore sure. Good luck!
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Current Taxi Fares in Milan (4 Replies)
Want to take a cab from Milan Central Station to La Scala opera house.. anyone know what the cab fare might be? 10 euro - 20 euro 30 euro? The map says a little over 2 miles.
May 06, 2015|
Response fromDanila S|
Taxi fare is metered based on time al well, so it very much depend on traffic, more than on distance. I'd say around 10 Euro.