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La Scala

With the arrival of December is time to mention one of the cultural events in Italy. This is the start of the theater season. And the best place to go is the iconic La Scala.

This landmark was built after a disaster, the fire of the old Teatro Ducale in 1776 and by order of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, gave way to a new building which adopted the name dela church of Santa Maria alla Scala, where the new location would.

It has been home to premieres of major works such as Verdi’s Otello and Nabucco or Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. They have also traveled by its directors ranks as Arturo Toscanini, Gianandrea Gavazzeni , Claudio Abbado , Georges Prêtre , Riccardo Muti and Daniel Barenboim .

Another wonder who owns this emblematic space is a museum where you find a large collection of paintings, busts, costumes and different items related to the world of opera.