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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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  • You can’t travel to Milan and don’t shop here. It’s a great experience. You find all big brands under one roof, the architecture of the building it’s stunning. 
    You can’t travel to Milan and don’t shop here. It’s a great experience. You find all big brands under one roof, the architecture of the building it’s stunning.  more »
  • Pleasant to walk around, beautiful to look at, reasonable to eat and good for shopping in sophisticated stores. Especially at Christmas it gets even more beautiful, thanks to Christmas lighting. 
    Pleasant to walk around, beautiful to look at, reasonable to eat and good for shopping in sophisticated stores. Especially at Christmas it gets even more beautiful, thanks to Christmas lighting.  more »
  • Incredible architecture. Stunning design. This is where the beautiful and the rich come to shop. Which for me, is part of the problem. It’s so sad to see people display their wealth when others are... 
    Incredible architecture. Stunning design. This is where the beautiful and the rich come to shop. Which for me, is part of the problem. It’s so sad to see people display their wealth when others are...  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. Highly recommend to visit
  • Absolutely beautiful! Every store window makes you want to go in and shop! The architecture and overall beauty is breathtaking! We walked in and out of every section and were in awe with the magnificent structure. The amount of people was crazy! We happened to be there during fashion week and there were models dressed and taking photos everywhere! If you go to Milan you have to go to the Galleria!!!
  • Truly an amazing building! Even if you're not into expensive brands or shopping, I'd still really recommend visiting here. It's incredibly beautifully decorated from the walls to the ceiling (:
  • I arrived in the evening that every store already all closed, but the galleria still amazing to visit and take photos. So beautifully and artistically designed! Enjoyed window shopping as well as each store has nice display though it’s closed. A must visit spot while in Milan!
  • Beautiful architecture and very fashionably designed storefronts of all the luxury brands if you want to buy some items or even just for some window shopping. I loved the building and the great ice cream, it’s also a popular location for photos (even got to see a fashion shoot taking place).

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