What does 'Scala' mean?
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La Scala: 15 facts about the great Milan opera house
2. What does 'Scala' mean?
The word 'scala' just means 'staircase'. The theatre was built on the site of the church of Santa Maria della Scala – Holy Mary of the Staircase. Apparently a sick child had once been cured because its mother put a statue of the Virgin on the landing.