This place probably needs no introduction, La Scala, one of the most famous opera houses of the world, is known not only to avid music lovers but also to any person choosing the capital of Lombardy for visiting. If you want to feel the true spirit of the opera, I guarantee that the trip to the museum won’t be “it”. If you really keen on classical music you will enjoy the paintings and busts of conductors or soloists, music scores and scripts and other trinkets and belongings. But if you want to do something more than a tick in your guidebook, go to the show. It may seem that tickets are expensive and hard to get, but they will cost you no more than dinner and two cappuccinos. You just need to know the local customs of obtaining tickets, and you can go to the opera, even if you made up your mind on the same day!

I had the pleasure to see “The Magic Flute” by Mozart, an opera in two acts, very popular on the Milanese stage. Although libretto was staged in the original language, which is German, each sit has a small screen which displays subtitles in Italian and English. Despite over three-hour long show, it was an incredibly interesting experience for both eyes and ears. Well, and the final applause of the audience – Italians have an expression like no others. Inimitable.

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