- By Kevin
- On Oct 26, 2017
- Travel Tips
Travelers to Milan will find a fast-paced,glamorous city with a thriving cultural scene and a top city for shopping.Our Milan city travel tips guides you to getting around Milan,Italy.
La Scala Opera House and Museum
Teatro alla Scala,or La Scala,is one of Italy's top historic opera houses.La Scala first opened in 1778 and has been the opening venue for many famous operas.The theater was renovated in 2004.Attending an opera in La Scala is a top experience for opera fans but you'll need to book in advance.La Scala's museum has a collection of musical instruments and portraits and busts of musicians and you can view the auditorium from boxes and the backstage area.It's currently open daily except holidays,9-12:30 and 1:30 to 5:30pm.
Discovering Milan's Masterpieces Guided Tour
Discovering Milan's Masterpieces is a 3 hour tour that includes seeing the Last Supper(if tickets are available for your date),the Sforzesco Castle and Sculpture Museum with Michelangelo's Pieta,the Cathedral(and rooftop when Last Supper tickets are not available),and La Scala Opera House.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II,built in 1867,is a huge glass-roofed shopping arcade lined with elegant shops,bars,and restaurants.Inside are mosaics with the symbols of the cities forming the newly united Italy.Some people consider it good luck to stand on the testicles of the bull of Turin.The galleria is built in a cross-shape and links the squares of the Duomo and La Scala.