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Teatro alla Scala Museum

Centro Storico
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Address: Largo Antonio Ghiringhelli 1 | Piazza della Scala, 20121 Milan, Italy
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09:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
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Even if I live here I have never been and I am glad that my German friend told me to visit it. Full of instruments and statues and pieces... nice rooms and an upstairs exhibition... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We enjoyed the old playbills and the slightly morbid exhibits such as Verdi's death mask and Chopin's hand cast. There was also an interesting temporary exhibit on the history of Madama Butterfly performances at La Scala. Of course, the highlight was the opportunity to peak inside the theater and see them setting the stage for the evening's performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Although we are not great opera lovers we were thrilled to be able to visit the inside of La Scala. We browsed around the museum and saw some amazing things. There is a lift if you need it as it is a long climb up many flights of stairs. Well worth a visit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you couldn't get or couldn't afford a ticket to an opera (and we couldn't), this was an interesting visit that permitted a look inside the auditorium from several of the boxes. We were able to watch, fascinated, as the stage crew set up for a new production. The museum is an assiduous collection of portraits of famous singers from... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is the place housed in the theater building which house F List piano, masks of Verdi, and Chopin, collection of artwork and many more things to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Even if I live here I have never been and I am glad that my German friend told me to visit it. Full of instruments and statues and pieces... nice rooms and an upstairs exhibition on muti. It was worth!

1 Thank vivimero
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Didn't plan to visit but stumbled upon this and thought why not?! I had the chance to see a production company rehearse and I really enjoyed the upstairs exhibition on the history of opera at the theatre. I enjoyed it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The main attraction of this museum must be the possibility to watch the theater from the loges way up over the scene. The atmosphere is fantastic and you can't help to remember the scene from "Pretty Woman" while standing there. The small museum is nice and interesting.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Visiting this place made me wish I knew a lot more about opera than I do. So much history here. Displays of personal artifacts throughout the rooms tell the stories of all the famous singers and composers that have graced the famous La Scala stage. We were able to view the stage from one of the boxes. Entrance fee was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We found this collection of a few rooms crammed with memorabilia informative and satisfying. You see musical instruments, photos of great singers, composers and conductors, sheet music with composer notations, costumes, and so on. In addition, we lucked upon a special exhibit on a former musical director, Riccardo Muti, that was filled with more lush costumes, videos, still photos and... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

My wife and I went to this museum and found it quite interesting. There were many items and costumes on display. However they did not allow one to take photos without flash.

1 Thank BennyMalaga

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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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