Scala Ansaldo Workshops, Milan
Carpenters, smiths, tailors, sculptors…more than 150 people are permanently involved in creating the highly detailed sets for Milan’s La Scala Theatre.
At one time the work was divided among different workshops situated in the Bovisa, Pero and Abanella districts of Milan, and in the Theatre itself.
Since 2001, all the workshops have been transferred to a single site, where the Ansaldo Steelworks once stood at Via Tortona 58, one of Milan’s most vibrant districts.
Three large pavilions cover a surface area of nearly 20,000 square metres, giving the public “behind the scenes” access during each performance.
The Benois Pavilion is dedicated to the sets, carpentry, and sculptural parts; the Caramba Pavilion houses the tailoring department and a collection of around 60,000 costumes from 1911 to the current day; and the Visconti Pavilion houses the Chorus rehearsal halls.
Laboratori Scala Ansaldo
Via Bergognone, 34
20144 Milan - Italy
For information on guided visits:
Civita: Tel. 02.43.35.35.21