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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  • the most famous shopping street in the world, top-brand shopping, but mostly gorgeous architecture and includes marble floor mazaikmi
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  • fabulous Gallery, identical to that of Naples. At first I felt like I was just in Naples. There are many shops inside and many bars but very expensive
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  • Worth knowing. Very glamorous. Several shops. Not worth lunch places available here-very expensive.
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  • Amazing shopping mall! There are mainly clothing stores and some coffee shops inside. To me, the main attraction was the way the structure is built. It just looks amazing. It's easily reachable by foot, so don't worry about that. If you are in need for a map afterwards, go to the tourist shop inside the passage to get a free map! The passage is right next to the dome, so don't miss that.
  • Very swish and stylish. Impeccably maintained with a selection of high end boutiques and stores. A uniform look and feel make this place look magnificent, as though you've been transported to a more luxurious era. Pop on your best clobber and a pair of sunglasses to pretend your rich and famous. It's a great place to visit. Make sure you visit one of the cafes or bars to refresh before exploring more of glamorous Milano !
  • Once we got to Milan, it was lunch time so we decided to eat at the Galleria Restaurant in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and it was worth it. We got to appreciate the architecture and shops while sitting and eating away from the crowds. The mall is very small, with high-end stores, but everyone wants to see it. So the small area is completely crowded. The building itself is very impressive though. I highly recommend seeing it and even having lunch or dinner here.
  • This was what a shopping center looked like in the XIX century, and yet today still is perceived as modern for current XXI century standards. The environment is nice with an upper style touch, you can walk at a tranquil pace since no hordes of people passing by are present and the decor is of class. Finally, the floors are magnificent! Really nice to stop by
  • What an amazing historical landmark. It’s admired that this place is preserved this well. The architectural aspects of this place are mesmerizing. The shopping here is just great.I’m glad that I visited this place. You can’t visit Milan and not visit this place. I had a great experience. Italy times were great. Unforgettable memories.
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