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La Scala Guided Tour

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mrstraveller1 wrote a review Aug 2021
York, United Kingdom1575 contributions919 helpful votes
You can just buy a ticket for the museum (€9.75) which also includes a peek inside the theatre from the third level boxes, but the guided tour brings much more life to the experience. Certainly the museum wouldn’t have been half as interesting without the guide talking us through. I booked via Viator.com because they offered an English tour at a time to suit my schedule (2.30pm). The group was around 15 people strong & our guide fab, an Italian lady with good English, good humour & good knowledge. I particularly enjoyed the gossip on Verdi’s private life! You can purchase a guided tour direct from La Scala & the website is well set out & clear. I believe these tours allow greater access to the theatre, behind the scenes etc, but the English tour is at 4pm & this didn’t work for me. They also offer personal guided tours (€50). The tour I booked included the museum, foyer & a view of the theatre from the boxes. It was a worthwhile experience as the theatre is beautiful & so rich in history.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Nik R wrote a review Feb 2020
Varna, Bulgaria6679 contributions4525 helpful votes
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We bought our tickets, that included the guided tour of the theatre in English and admission to the museum, directly from the La Scala museum a couple of days in advance. Our guide (sorry, I don't remember his name) was very nice, very well acquainted with the history of La Scala and the opera in general, and had a very good English. We all gathered in the foyer, where the guide was waiting for us. Then we went to the historical boxes - the one we saw had been preserved in its original look and as we were told, in the olden times, the rich families visiting the opera house used to spend a few days in their "personal" box which they were hiring just like a hotel room. There they slept, had meals and many other activities. We saw also the "Royal Box", reserved for the President of Italy when he visits La Scala for performances, or for other really VIP guests. We sat for a while in the main hall, went behind/under the stage and saw some of the mechanisms used for arranging the decors. Our guide gave us lots of information and answered many questions the people asked. My wife loved the tour, so did I, not being a very big opera fan although my wife sometimes brings me to opera performances.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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GMTOR wrote a review Dec 2019
Toronto, Canada261 contributions41 helpful votes
We took a tour with a travel company & La Scala was one of the gems of the tour. It's amazing to see one of the leading theaters in the world. Of course 5 min in a private box watching a rehearsal is not enough but you experienced that thrill of being in one of the leading theaters in the world. Acoustics was very good. You have that feel of old time when reach/powerful ppl attended performances in La Scala. We truly enjoyed it...
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Bruce H wrote a review Oct 2019
Seattle, Washington143 contributions83 helpful votes
This is a short walk from the Duomo Plaza and about 1/2 way through the tour you'll realize what an amazing piece of music history is represented here. What is amazing is going into one of the boxes that looks onto the stage and you'll realize just how HUGE this place is and how amazing the acoustics are for such a large structure that was built so long ago. Very much enjoyed this.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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James C wrote a review Apr 2019
Sequim, Washington213 contributions65 helpful votes
We took a private tour to this historic theater and were impressed at the beauty of the building. We got to go into one of the private boxes and see what it was like to see an opera like one of the the rich and famous. This famous theater is well worth a visit, especially for those who love opera and theater.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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