Discover Italy’s beauty through its art and music
1 day in Milan& 2 days in Verona
OhhItaly! offers you a tailor-made tour that will take you on a spectacular journey through the history and the sounds of the Italian Opera.
La Scala Museum
On DAY1, after the welcome and the check in at the hotel, your English speaking guide will take you to a tour that you will never forget. Whether you love opera or you hardly know it, this tour of legendary La Scala Theater and adjoining museum is a unique and fun way to get an inside look at one of the most famous opera houses in the world. With an expert guide by your side, tour La Scala Museum to see intricate outfits, musical instruments and various stage props. Then stroll through the foyer of the theater, taking in the beautifully designed 18th-century auditorium. This tour is a feast for the eyes and the mind, as your guide leads first through the theater’s museum, regaling you with the history of the theater while being dazzled by the display of intricate costumes once worn on stage, musical instruments played by famous musicians and various stage props used in famed productions. See also\n painted portraits of some of the most famous composers and performers, from Giuseppe Verdi to Arturo Toscanini. Then spend some time in the museum bookshop browsing at books about opera, in general, and famous composers, in particular. As you tour the theater and museum, you will gain an appreciation of the amount of work that goes in to an opera production at this famed venue. You will also have the chance to see the beautiful horseshoe auditorium from one of the 4th row boxes. After the theatre tour, your English speaking guide will take you to one of the best panoramic terraces in Milan for enjoy a traditional Italian aperitif.
After the dinner you will have the chance to see a live performance of the best opera international talents at La Scala, one of the most famous theatre in the world. Artists of the caliber of Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Maria Callas, performed for years in this theatre. Our Tour Leader will take you out for an early dinner, because usually the shows at La Scala starting at 8pm.
It’s probably not surprising that an opera house of the caliber of La Scala has something of a dress code. The theatre website says, Gentlemen are kindly requested to wear evening dress for premieres. Gentlemen are in any case required to wear a jacket and tie at all performances. Clothing which do not comply with a proper theatre decorum shall not be accepted. So while women’s attire isn’t specifically addressed, if you know that the guys are going to have to wear a coat and tie to all shows and evening dress for premieres, that means you can probably figure out what the ladies will need to wear!
Like any other opera house, La Scala has a seasonal schedule. Opening day is always on December 7th, which is St. Ambrose’s Day he is Milan’s patron saint, so this is a big annual holiday in the city when most businesses and schools are closed.
Check the calendar of La Scala
Music of Violins
Music of Violins
On DAY4 our private luxury Mercedes minivan will be available for transfer you to the airport. Lunch and Dinner are included if purchased.