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Teatro Alla Scala

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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an amazing opera house! We were up in the roof nearly but the atmosphere was electrifying: incredible experience!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank wick37130
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was interested in assisting to this iconic theatre, but I could not purchase the ticket in advance, so that I got to the theatre’s box office to try to get a ticket just minutes before the start of the show. And there were several...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Luisguiper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very disappointed with condition of famous theater. Beautiful place in center of Milan, but theater building is just delapidating and needs major repair. We should not abandon treasure of European civilisation!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sergeyp513
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real teatro hall, Employees very helpfull. Grand Master conductor Mehta and Symphony Orchestra has a fantastic performance

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ugur aslan a
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in La Scala in May 2018 and it was an unforgettable experience. The premiere of Zeffirelli's Aida, especially to celebrate his 95th birthday. I am an opera lover and it was very special. The performance was aamazing, the theatre is magnificent in its...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dieca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you walk into La Scala you are walking into history. Many of the great Italian opera composers debuted their operas here. The fairly recently restored building is a jewel box. In this smaller opera house the operas performed there are more intimate and one...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Antionio10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems like a movie you are in. The 15th century blue blood still runs through the old theatre. It is just gorgeous in every way. It only seats 2015 people but seems like it would hold ten times that. Row after row of boxes...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most magnificent theatre in the world and words cannot describe until you don’t get there and see (and listen) with your own eyes and hears. Plan your visit well ahead and get your tickets for some opera or symphony. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deniml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We managed to book two seats for the Scala through their online booking service some four days before we attending. We saw Manon Lescaut, our seats were Seconda Galleria, Row: 1, Seat: 31 and 32 - they cost 25€ each and it was perfect.

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place with great architecture. Not all seats provide a good view so researching a good seat is a must

Date of experience: April 2019
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Vera C
April 3, 2019|
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Response from Alex100000 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, La Scala offers Opera, ballet, lectures and you can also visit it during the day. Buy your tickets early. The problem is that it usually shuts in August and reopens in September, so you may be going too early... More
March 4, 2019|
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Response from Bhaskar_10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nancy, Thank you for the question. I travelled alone so this was one of must visit places specially because this place has its epic importance through its various visualization through movies and events. This place do... More
March 2, 2019|
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Response from Alex100000 | Reviewed this property |
I was in the middle of the “platea” near the centre aisle. The acoustics is great anyway. The boxes are peculiar- you can buy two seats or the whole box. It is because they don’t want to be stuck with a box with 2 seats left... More