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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

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Now a huge shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni and built between 1865 and 1877. Often called "the living room of Milan" because of its importance as a popular meeting and dining place, this building is topped by a glass dome and features an exquisite mosaic floor. Considered one of the city's main landmarks, the mall is home to some of the region's oldest shops, as well as a number of modern, upscale boutiques, including Louis Vuitton and Prada. Choose from numerous cafes and restaurants that serve a wide range of foods for all budgets. This busy commercial building is also a good place to learn about the city's art and architecture, with several notable galleries spread across the mall's extensive grounds. Take a look at our Milan trip planner to schedule your visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Such a beautiful shopping centre and tourist attraction, you can’t imagine until you have visited this in person. Of course, if you want to buy something you may spend a lot of money, as restaurants.....  more
    Such a beautiful shopping centre and tourist attraction, you can’t imagine until you have visited this in person. Of course, if you want to buy something you may spend a lot of money, as restaurants.....  more »
  • Beautiful structure, I love the style of it, and it's a cool place to walk through. As a non-fashionista, I didn't enter any of the shops, but I greatly enjoyed the structure itself. 
    Beautiful structure, I love the style of it, and it's a cool place to walk through. As a non-fashionista, I didn't enter any of the shops, but I greatly enjoyed the structure itself.  more »
  • For the first time in my life I see so many people gathered in one place. The crowd was terrible (Sunday morning). The experience was not good, but otherwise the building is interesting 
    For the first time in my life I see so many people gathered in one place. The crowd was terrible (Sunday morning). The experience was not good, but otherwise the building is interesting  more »
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  • The Gallerias are definitely a must see. Even if just for a quick window shopping session and a picture in the middle (literally everyone has their phone out). All the shops are high end but there are a couple of nice ice cream shops. It’s right next to the Duomo so head on over after and walk around.
  • Well… It’s an Italian mall, and just that. About the scale of class you’d expect from quality shops adjacent to an incredible view of the breathtaking cathedral and other historical monuments; not to mention the architecture of the mall building itself. I’m quite certain few places in the world like it. Very beautiful! Some decent food around as well and the place for photo opportunities to say the least.
  • A must see on any trip to Milano... Right beside the world famous Duomo and close to all the shopping areas... The restaurants and cafes are very welcoming and offer very food food that's not over priced (quite a surprise actually)... They even have their own spicy sauces.... You can't go to Milano without visiting and taking some selfies... Must be done....
  • One the best landmark in Milan. So classy, so elegant … so vibrant. Best shops and cafe/restaurants in town. Worth visiting the rooftop to see close the glass dome. During Xmas, don’t miss the Xmas tree sponsored by Swarovski.
  • I do love this place! I just can't get enough of watching and walking through that gallery, as I feel the history and modernity simultaneously. The fashion and the luxury life of Milan beats there lively!

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