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Teatro alla Scala

Built by Giuseppe Piermarini between 1776 and 1778, the most famous theater in the world owes its name to the pre-existing church of Santa Maria della Scala, commissioned in 1381 by the Queen of the scale, the wife of Bernabò Visconti.

It was inaugurated on 3 August 1778, with the representation de L'Europa riconosciuta by Antonio Salieri. In the theater, which for over two centuries consecrates the fortune of singers, composers and directors were represented the first of some of the most important works of the Nineteenth Century, as the Otello and Falstaff by Verdi, Turandot by Puccini. Traditional and scope worldly appointment, the season of the stairway begins every year on 7 December, on the occasion of the feast of the patron saint of the city, Sant'Ambrogio.