Dating back to 1778 as a fitting replacement for the Teatro Ducale, the stately Teatro Alla Scala has since come to be one of opera's most legendary venues. The historic theater has hosted most of Italy's operatic masters alongside renowned international artists. Designed by noted architect, Giuseppe Piermarini, the theater's neoclassical facade has a palatial theater with six tiers of private boxes, topped by an intricate ceiling. Home to the prestigious La Scala Theater Orchestra, La Scala Theater Ballet and La Scala Theater Chorus, it remains one of the city's liveliest cultural venues. Apart from operas, the theater also hosts plays, ballet shows and numerous other cultural events throughout the year.
After the Piccolo Teatro was inaugurated in 1947, it gained immense popularity not only among the residents of Milan but also across the globe. The theater has since then acted as a custodian of art and culture and continues to support as well as encourage local artists and their national counterparts. The theater is extends its name to three different venues- Teatro Grassi, Teatro Studio and Teatro Strehler; these can be used for a variety of performing-arts events depending on the audience capacity expected for them.
Teatro Carcano was founded in 1803 by Giuseppe Carcano on the premises of the abandoned monastery of San Lazzaro It has had a glorious history, with countless successes featuring artists that are now world-famous. In 1980, after having been a cinema for many years, it returned to theatrical productions, even though during the day it is used as a hall for lectures. Concessions with nearby car-parks provide discount parking. The theater can arrange baby-sitters and deliver tickets to your home address. It also has low-cost season tickets for young people, and matinee performances that are not exclusively for schools.
If you are familiar with the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC, you'll be surprised at the large size and sumptuous, wrap-around balcony in this club-- it is much much bigger than its counterpart in New York. Blue Note Milano hosts a multitude of Jazz concerts through the year. These musical extravaganzas feature world-famous artists: Pino Daniele, the California Guitar trio, and Michel Camilo are some of the names to have graced it's stage. The space can also be used to host private parties, birthdays and even product launches. The in-house restaurant takes care of your hunger pangs as you groove to the music. Check website for exact schedules.
The Mediolanum Forum stadium was built in 1990 and has become the premier center in Milan for major sporting events, musical performances, and other events. During the year, the ATP tennis championship, the Sei giorni di ciclismo (Six Days of Cycling), and basketball games are held here. The stadium has a spectator capacity of 12,000. On another level of the sports stadium, there are spaces for other sports such as skating, swimming, basketball, volleyball, bowling, and squash. There are two multipurpose courts, and a mini-stadium with 200 places available to rent; use of the ball is included in the price. There is also a sports equipment shop, a restaurant, a self-service restaurant and a bar. Stadium hours vary based on an event.
The Cinema Colosseo is a multiplex cinema which features multiple screens and each of these spaces is equipped with the best technology and comfortable seating for maximum viewing pleasure. Catch the latest flicks while you munch on the butter popcorn and other tasty snacks from the canteen. There also a lot of special screenings for children held here.
Originally founded in 1972 as Salone Pier Lombardo by Franco Parenti and Andrée Ruth Shammah, the Teatro Franco Parenti has become somewhat of an institution over the years. The theater complex houses several spaces within its premises, including an Olympic-style pool, a theater hall and a dance hall. Musical theater performances and contemporary dance festivals have been hosted here in the past, with genres ranging from traditional to avante-garde. Teatro Franco Parenti also hosts children's workshops and performances from time to time.
Inaugurated in 1926, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is one of the most recognized football stadiums in the world. The world-class stadium hosts two major Italian Football League Teams: A.C. Milan and Internazionale, most commonly known as Inter. It is officially named Giuseppe Meazza in honour of the Milan player of the 1930s and 1940s, but is still commonly known as San Siro. With a capacity of over 85,000, football fans from around the globe make their way to the stadium for intense national and international matches. Stadium tours are available. Also be sure to check out the San Siro Museum featuring a large collection of historical objects, original jerseys, trophies and more. The stadium also has a race course with a giant sculpture of a horse which stands in between the stadia, based upon a design by Leonardo Da Vinci, famously called Leonardo's Horse.