Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

Built in 1865 by Giuseppe Mengoni, the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery was one of the first shopping arcades in Milan. It is a double arcade, covered with a glass and cast iron roof providing the gallery with lots of light. It connects two of the most famous tourist attractions and symbols in Milan : Duomo and Teatro Alla Scala. Its frescos, glass roof, domes and its parterre are true 19th century architectural masterpieces.

Today, there are lots of restaurants, bars and cafes in the gallery, not to mention boutiques as famous as Gucci, Prada or Louis Vuitton. The luxury hotel Milan Park Hyatt is located at the entrance of the shopping mall. Stay in this hotel and take a morning walk around the shops, stopping off to have a coffee and watch the world go by in the shopping mall.

At each end of the gallery there are two huge doors resembling arches-by night and day, this unique building is worth a visit.

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One Response

  1. Zaffar

    I didnb4t notice anynoe looking at me while ed was making my ballet around the genitals of the bullb4s eyes but, i was told some of the passing by people, some of then, were just jealous of the ones whom dare to make this little dance, me myself, I got nothing to hide, I like the way I look on the photographs, so I was just paying attention to the camera my mother was holding, just to make sure Ib4d be nice in this ridiculous thing, but as happier as nothing, just those stupid little things tourists do in foreing countrys, `cause, me , my little sister and my mother we was about do lunch in one of the overpreiced places of this magnificent gallery, the one called Savini Restoranti, just after having made some byings in those beautiful stores It was a marvelous day!


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