History, culture and art merge together in the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the fascinating iconic opera house that has been one of the city’s most important centres of attraction for hundreds of years.
Opened in the late 18th century by order of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria as a “replacement” for the previous Teatro Regio, throughout the 19th century La Scala became the benchmark for the bourgeoisie who loved to meet in the evenings in glamorous locations like the theatre.
Over time La Scala strengthened its position on a worldwide scale, becoming one of the main reference points not just for opera, with a annual seasons that are regularly a great success, but also for ballet and all sorts of musical concerts.
When visiting Milan, devoting a day to the discovery of La Scala is indispensable and of all the hotels in central Milan Hotel Canada is the best location to get started from with complete freedom and comfort: the theatre is less than twenty minutes’ walk away from the hotel, and just ten minutes away by car.
This is the only way to fully enjoy La Scala’s opera season, one of the leaders in the Italian and international scene, the location of world premieres that are now part of opera history, like the one for Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.
For art lovers, the Teatro Alla Scala is an unmissable moment of your vacation in Milan, for professionals it is a place that can begin high level artistic careers, also thanks to the academy based here and chaired by Pier Andrea Chevallard with the direction of Luisa Vinci.