Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
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.
How to get there
  • Cordusio • 2 min walk
  • Duomo • 3 min walk
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  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,611 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oldest Active Shopping Mall
    The Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II is the oldest active shopping mall in the world. The beautiful iron and glass ceiling is quite impressive. The mosaics on the floor complement the ceiling. The mall is about half way between La Scala and the Duomo di Milano. The mall is a short walk from La Scala and from the Duomo di Milano.
    Visited March 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Mariya Petrova
    356 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Milan shopping center place
    The shopping gallery of Milan is the most visited place, but be aware of the prices, some of the most luxury brands are presented, but you can also have a decent meal on affordable prices, while strolling. Be prepare for the crowd and the noise, but do not forget to look up so you can admire the ceiling with its spectacular shapes. Same is valid for the floor with mosaic pictures. Recommend to check the shops outside of this area, but neat the Duomo center.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada932 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Sight In Milan.
    The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele ll is a Mall, but it looks like a church with it's 'on the way to heaven' glass ceiling, it's great walls, and sparkling marble floors ....... ......simply great architecture. Not much religion practiced here, more like a 'shop until you drop' mantra. The property is smack dab in the middle of some of the finest shopping in the world ......the likes of Gucci, Pucci, Prada, Omega, Ferragama and so much more. I truly enjoyed the people watching opportunities as shoppers sported their latest purchased fashions. I consider the Galleria one of the most interesting sights in Milan.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Wildannie
    Freehold, New Jersey11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Experience in Milan
    The Galleria is a Shopper's paradise. Even if you don't buy a thing from Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel etc. to see these stores is an experience unto itself. This beautiful Galleria was built by Guiseppe Mengoni and was built between 1865 and 1877. It is an incredible artistic structure. Take your chance and spin around on the lower portion of the bull and make a wish.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • betteskid
    Boston, Massachusetts1,329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting place to walk around and enjoy the scene
    We visited here to window shop a couple of times and explored some of the restaurants. It is something everyone who comes to Milan should experience. The decorations are really amazing and it is close to many of the other things most people want to see in Milan.
    Visited May 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Glen P
    Sheffield, United Kingdom44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Architecture
    The Galleria itself is simply stunning - the architecture, marble and ceilings are truly breath taking. It houses a variety of high end boutiques as well as fashionable restaurants. It's a popular venue and always bustling with people taking selfie and insta-shots. It is also home to a fantastic da Vinci exhibition which is definitely worth a visit (and if you didn't get to see The Last Supper, it has a room dedicated to it with interactive multimedia that provides fascinating insights).
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Eva
    Bothell, Washington681 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous shopping plaza with crowds - but the stores help you ignore them
    If you appreciate high end fashion and beautiful displays, make sure to come here. To me it’s not a mall but an architectural collection of some of the icons of fashion. Take a stroll but be warned that this isn’t inclusive of all the stores you might be looking for - you have the rest of the city to explore for that. Don’t forget to look up and down and try not to bump into all the influencers.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • cinderellatheultimat
    Saint James Parish, Jamaica114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glamourous shopping mall
    Stunning place with good vibes. The architecture, the art and designs together with the shops of renowned brand names all under one roof, creates an aura! Even if one is not interested in famous branded products, the place is worth a visit….and there are many restaurants to suit your palate
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Sarah L
    London, United Kingdom3,312 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much to do
    Had a great time visiting this popular attraction in Milan which lies right next to the Duomo. It's surrounded internally and externally by a whole host of bars and restaurants and is abundant with designer stores. The bull that people spin on for good luck is also very popular.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Qurban Ali
    Germignaga, Italy15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I do public city
    It is a beautiful and a historical city and the streets here are so beautiful that you can see a person's face from the ground, when you start walking, you see a very beautiful color around and this gallery is a very historical type. It has been built with doors all around and you can enter from one side and exit from the other side and there is a beautiful restaurant near the hotel and Piyasa Joo Center is nearby and you can also take photos and selfies and transport facilities. There are also train stations, metro, etc., and taxis are also available. Please visit here whenever you come to Italy. Thank you very much.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 10, 2023
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jane g
New York City, NY9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Such a pleasure walking through the streets. The mornings are for cafes. Leonardo DiVinci left his mark in this city. The culture is all around....without snobbery!
Written May 22, 2024
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CattyKy
Israel2,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This beautiful, always crowded, gallery located in the heart of Milano, covered arcade links the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala. Lots of luxury Italian brands shops, cafes and chocolatiers.
Walk around, look up and enjoy stunning glass roof.
Don't forget to celebrate an ancient city ritual: to invoke good luck, spin your heel 3 times around over the bull’s testicles in mosaic on the floor of the gallery’s splendid central octagon. Enjoy!
Written May 14, 2024
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Richard Khmer
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Such a beautiful place😍 The galleria was amazing but so crowdy place😅. At least I had such a great time. Definetly come back again 😊❤️🇮🇹
Written May 4, 2024
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dr K.
Beirut, Lebanon415 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Gorgeous galleria with all the famous brands. It’s a piece of art from the floor to the cathedral ceiling. A must see and walk around
Written May 2, 2024
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Dmitrii Marinkevich
Manosque, France253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is WOW place. The architecture is so beautiful. It’s so nice to walk thru and to enjoy the atmosphere. You may have an Aperol in the restaurant or even a full dinner.
Written May 1, 2024
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing building - we didn't do any shopping as they were very expensive but the restaurants were good and the place itself lovely. Just wander through and look around; it's awesome!
Written April 29, 2024
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Martin R
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We went at night about 10 pm; I wouldn’t spend too much time in there but the artwork up above on the walls were quite nice and it was fun to spin *counterclockwise* on the bull’s missing ball lol. It was a cute memory and video of me and my partner taking turns doing a spin for good luck as they say. Just take a stroll; there’s a nice ambience at night outside by the Duomo as well
Written April 24, 2024
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London Mystery Walks
London, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful building and a must visit. Be prepared for lots of tourists and expensive designer shops. It's got lots of restaurants nearby and is a TikTok and Instagram mecca lol.
Written April 8, 2024
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Torbjorn L
Trollhattan, Sweden74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Fantastic
Galleria Vitoria Emanuele II is a fantastic galleria which is a must to visit if you are in Milano.
Just walk around an feel that atmosphere
Written April 8, 2024
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Chezza1216
Biggleswade, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful shopping centre with designer shops. It can get very crowded so go early. Next to the cathedral and other shops. Lovely to have a stroll through.
Written April 2, 2024
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