Step into the full story of Milan's grand opera house, the Teatro alla Scala. Run your hands along its smooth marble walls, nourish your mind with its temporary and permanent exhibitions, and find out how the theater became such a revered landmark in Italian and European culture.
Milan's only opera theater was destroyed by fire in 1776, under mysterious circumstances. It was also devastated by war in 1943. What you'll be visiting is the latest, and we hope final, re-build - finished in 1946.
See changing opera and theater-related exhibitions, plus a permanent collection of Renaissance treasures. Stand where composer Giuseppe Verdi's career began in 1839 with the sweeping Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio.
Browse ceramics and porcelain figures of Harlequin and other famous characters of the commedia dell'arte, or peek up close at the prima donnas of la Scala's golden age, as they bat their eyelashes at you from paintings and sculptures.
It's a cultural retreat for music lovers and a nice break from the crazy modern world outside.
Download the app for the Museo Teatrale alla Scala and access loads of interesting audio information to listen to as you walk around. There's even an audio guide on two centuries of La Scala's celebrity visitors and their related disasters and triumphs.