The nightly Piazza della Scala with the illuminated Temple of La Scala Opera
Monument to Leonardo da Vinci and behind Palazzo Marino
One of the most famous squares in the world is the famed Piazza della Scala, because here is of the eponymous opera house, Teatro alla Scala, La Scala theater.
The name of the square dates back to the church of Santa Maria della Scala, dating from 1381, which was once located here. The church was dedicated to the wife of Bernabo Visconti, Duke of Milan, Regina della Scala.
Opposite the Opera House there is Palazzo Marino, the office of the Mayor of Milan. Since 2011, Giuliano Pisapia has been governed Milan .
Every year before Christmas the Palazzo Marino is open to the public for an exhibition. In the neighboring yard there is a Christmas crib.
The center of Piazza della Scala is adorned by a green island with the monument of Leonardo da Vinci.
You reach the Piazza della Scala from the Duomo, walking through the "lounge of Milan", the noble Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. At the exit of the triumphal arch you stand on the Piazza della Scala, the Opera House in front of you.
Palazzo Marino and the entrance to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II