My wife and I will be departing shortly to go to Italy for our 1 year wedding anniversary. I have booked us tickets to see the Ballet at La Scalla and I would like to know if I "must" wear a coat and tie. We will be traveling from Milan to Venice and then on to Rome and I'm hoping to pack light. I plan to bring a dress shirt, slacks and dress shoes and was wondering if this would be appropriate. We normally go to the theater here in Cleveland dressed in this manner. La Scalla's website makes it sound that if you don't have a coat and tie you will be turned away. I have seen a post on a web site stating that this literal translation was not meant to sound so strict. I have even read that some people go in jeans (although I would never do such a thing). Anyway, thanks in advance for the advice.