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The Teatro alla Scala is a centuries-old opera house. The theater hosts opera, ballet and musical performances throughout the week. Visit the museum outlining the history of Italian opera and the role of theater. The Academy for the Performing Arts is located on site as well, so there is something to see no matter when you visit.
Milan has a long history of opera, producing some of the finest singers and performers in the international scene. The Teatro alla Scala is at the center of this activity. The theater has hosted the world’s most famous operas since 1778 and is recognized internationally for its design and sound.
From the outside the Teatro alla Scala has a reserved appearance, with a simple Neoclassical facade. The majestic beauty of the building is saved for its interior. See elaborate columns, mirrored hallways and the huge chandelier that hangs above the audience. The auditorium can hold more than 2,000 people. Its acoustics are highly regarded. Book a seat for a ballet, opera or classical concert from the theater box office or online to hear the stunning resonance of the room.
History enthusiasts and opera aficionados will love the Museo Teatrale alla Scala, a museum dedicated to the history of opera. Walk through a vast collection of costumes, set designs and classic posters dating back over a century. The museum has existed since 1913; much of it is devoted to the work of Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most famous opera composers in history.
The Teatro alla Scala is located in central Milan and is easily reached on foot from many downtown hotels. Come by car and find street parking in the area. The theater can also be reached by metro. Guided tours are available of both the theater and the museum. An admission fee applies. The museum is open daily, except for lunch time and specific days noted on the website.
Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from MUDEC - Museo delle Culture. San Babila Station is 6 minutes by foot and Duomo Station is 10 minutes.
Located in Milan Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Milan. Museo Diocesano and Temple of Victory are also within 15 minutes. Missori Station is only a 2-minute walk and Duomo Station is 5 minutes.
Located in Central Station, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pirelli Tower, Corso Como, and Piazzale Loreto. Corso Buenos Aires and Piazza della Repubblica are also within 1 mi (2 km). Sondrio Station is only a 4-minute walk and Caiazzo Station is 9 minutes.
Located in Milan Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Cathedral of Milan and Teatro alla Scala are also within 10 minutes. Duomo Station is 6 minutes by foot and San Babila Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Milan Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza del Duomo, and Cathedral of Milan. Teatro alla Scala and Palazzo Reale are also within 10 minutes. Duomo Station and Cordusio Station are within a 5-minute walk.
This family-friendly Milan hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Teatro alla Scala and Pinacoteca di Brera. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Castello Sforzesco are also within 10 minutes. Cairoli Station is only a 5-minute walk and Cordusio Station is 7 minutes.
This family-friendly Milan hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Via Montenapoleone Fashion District, Teatro alla Scala, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Cathedral of Milan and Piazza del Duomo are also within 15 minutes. Montenapoleone Station is only a 2-minute walk and San Babila Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Milan Centre, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza San Babila, Teatro alla Scala, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Reale are also within 15 minutes. San Babila Station is only a 3-minute walk and Palestro Station is 8 minutes.