Teatro alla Scala

The Piazza della Scala is a pedestrian central square created in the nineteenth century in front of the famous La Scala, one of the most important theatre in the world. Connected to Piazza del Duomo, by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II passage, it is named after the renowned Teatro alla Scala opera house, which occupies the north-western side of the square; the building actually includes both the opera house and the Museo Teatrale alla Scala (La Scala Museum), dedicated to the history of La Scala and opera in general. On the opposite side to “La Scala”, is the facade of Palazzo Marino, Milan’s city hall. The centre of the square is marked by the monument of Leonardo da Vinci who for many years lived and worked in Milan, where he painted the Last Supper in the refectory of the Santa Maria delle Grazie.

The square is always very lively due to the numerous tourists; it is indeed a nice place to snap a pic with your furry friend (and do not forget to post your best shot on our Facebook page)

The Scala Museum is free, from the entrance ticket to the audio guides. Visiting it is a unique experience, not only for the works of art it contains, but also for the palaces in which it is hosted. This is one of the most interesting museum in Milan, an experience you shouldn’t miss by all means! Unfortunately our furry friends are not still admitted inside, then if you don’t want to miss this unique chance, just CLICK HERE and book your personal sitter. You will plunge into culture while your pooch is having great fun at the park. Fair deal isn’t it ?

Piazza della Scala – map
Just walk from Duomo through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and you will get out at La Scala Square
The best moment to visit La Scala Square and snap a picture is late afternoon or night, when it is less busy and you have the chance to admire its architecture and atmosphere
If your dog is thirsty, take him to the “green dragon bar” (as Milanese people used to say in the past). We are talking about the oldest public standpipe, made in bronze, positioned in the middle of the square. We call them “vedovelle”, 418 public iron made green standpipes placed around town, where you can drink the “major’s water” for free. If you want to know where the other “vedovelle” are click here

 

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