4 star hotel near Milan’s La Scala
Ideally situated, the 4 Star Hotel Mentana is located very close to the world famous Opera House of La Scala which is just 1 km from the hotel and can be easily reached on foot in around 13 minutes. You would just need to stroll down the Via Morigi towards Via Sant’Orsola, Piazza Borromeo, Via Santa Maria Podone, Via Bocchetto, Piazza Tommaso Edison, Via Cordusio, Via Tommaso Grossi, Via Santa Margherita until you arrive at the Piazza della Scala.
The 4 Star Hotel Mentana provides an extremely convenient base for opera lovers because we are so close to La Scala which is undoubtedly one of the most famous theatres in the world.
La Scala was inaugurated in 1778 and ever since, it has welcomed the world’s most famous singers of both opera and classical music.
The building is home to the La Scala Choir, orchestra, the corps de ballet and the Philharmonic.
The theatre was the result of a project by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini and boasts typical architectural features in the tympanum and in its pilasters and columns.
The foyer is divided by a row of six marble columns and is distinguished by walls of spectacularly decorated stucco, pilasters supporting beautiful friezes, moldings, vast mirrors and crystal chandeliers.
The auditorium is in the shape of a horseshoe and is embellished with decorations in the neoclassical style. Piermarini was inspired by the court theatre of the Royal Palace of Caserta and the San Carlo Theatre in Naples for this unique creation which consists of six internal levels that are organised in four tiers of boxes and two galleries.
The strategic location of the 4 Star Hotel Mentana, close to La Scala, is extremely convenient for visitors to the city who are looking forward to attending one of the many performances that are organised here throughout the course of the year.
It is also ideally situated for tourists who want to visit La Scala’s Theatre Museum which is open on Mondays to Saturdays from 09.00 to 17.30 and can be accessed with a ticket which costs €9.00.
The Museum houses a prestigious collection of theatrical memorabilia which was painstakingly put together by the antique dealer Jules Sambon and pays homage to the history of many great artists, composers and conductors over the years. The permanent exhibition can be found on the second floor of the building and also offers a wide range of other cultural initiatives.
An integral part of the Museum is the Livia Simoni Library which is home to over 150,000 items that make it one of the world’s most important collections in the field of theatre, opera, music and dance.
Choose this 4 Star hotel near La Scala and book your stay at the Hotel Mentana.