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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milan, Italy
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+39 02 7740 4343
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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For sheer belle époque splendor, this extravagant 19th-century...

For sheer belle époque splendor, this extravagant 19th-century glass-topped, barrel-vaulted tunnel serves as a lively, noisy and colorful shopping mall, teeming with life and inviting you to people-watching from the tables that spill from the Galleria's many bars and restaurants.

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Beautiful gallery

Gallery with beautiful architecture full of designer shops and nice cafes. It's very busy as it's right next to duomo.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All shops here are incredibly expensive. Its great to walk through and get a photo with the local guards in uniform but don't buy anything there if you're on a budget.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gallery with beautiful architecture full of designer shops and nice cafes. It's very busy as it's right next to duomo.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is something that you definitely cannot see anywhere. You must come here if you are in Milan. There are also a lot of restaurants, so you can have lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walk through this arcade almost every day I'm in Milan and it never ceases to amaze. Incredible structure.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Galleria is a delightful walk with upscale shops, cafés and great people watching. It's an impressive structure and perhaps the world's first shopping mall. Definitely a highlight for a trip to Milano. Do not miss the Campari café just at the left as you enter the Galleria. It is the original café where Campari and Aperol (of Italian spritz... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Expensive shops but good food and coffee if you use the snack bar to the left of entrance remember to pay at the till first,take time to walk though to Teatro La Scala

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it is just a mall but dressed up. It has a million stores that are very expensive. The art around the mall is nice but if you are not planning to buy anything then I do not see why go. I did like the ice cream shops and a bookstore that was cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow and wow what a place to spend some time on your own and marvel at the most beautiful archetectual place in Milan but the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II... Just let your feet do the walking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is beautiful and I spent quite a bit of time just standing in the center taking it in. The murals near the roof in particular are stunning. A colleague pointed out the spot where you are meant to turn three times on your heel over the Bull for good luck.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cross shaped building is in two words "incredibly beautiful". I simply cannot imagine working here, and it is right next to the Duomo. It contains shops on the ground floors and offices on the other floors. Just walking through it is a joy as you take in the frescos.

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The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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