Milan’s Teatro alla Scala
Visit Italy's temple of classical music
There are so many good reasons for visiting Milan
. From business stays to weekends devoted to culture, social life and leisure.
The convenient location of Hotel Canada
in central Milan
is enhanced by the vicinity of all the main attractions of the historical centre, all within walking distance.
The top feature, prestige and history wise, is Milan's celebrated Teatro alla Scala
Over the last seasons, also thanks to the impressive stage restoration works, the number of shows has been on the increase, with a stunning 284
performances per season.
The offer includes opera, ballet, concerts and much more, combining seasonal options with repertoire.
From Hotel Canada to Milan's Teatro alla Scala
Make the best of the location of our hotel in central Milan
and just walk to the Teatro alla Scala
theatre if you fancy a stroll along the city's high streets. As an alternative you can rely on the convenient Crocetta underground station
just a stone's throw from Hotel Canada
, without mentioning the selection of urban bus routes.
Click the following itinerary
and discover how to reach the Teatro alla Scala
theatre on foot from Hotel Canada
A little history
The temple of music
The Teatro alla Scala theatre in Milan is generally referred to as a temple of music. Yet, not everybody knows that it was erected on the ashes of the Teatro Ducale theatre in 1776 right where a church, namely Santa Maria alla Scala, had formerly stood.
Great Italian music drama and Giuseppe Verdi
From Gioachino Rossini to Vincenzo Bellini, it was great Italian music drama to rule the first half of the nineteenth century leading to the Risorgimento Opera season with Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco.
Evolution and innovation
Toscanini's reform, Maria Callas and the prestigious Corps de ballet, Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Muti. And finally the great renovation works in the 2000s.