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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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This recently remodeled enclosed shopping area is one of the highlights of Milan. It's absolutely beautiful! It's also right next to the Duomo which makes sightseeing convenient... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The galleria is in the same area as the Duomo Di milano. Its on your left side when facing the duomo. The plaza is always full of tourist.Make sure you spin your heal at the center for good luck its tradition

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This recently remodeled enclosed shopping area is one of the highlights of Milan. It's absolutely beautiful! It's also right next to the Duomo which makes sightseeing convenient. There's not only Italian fashion houses, but cafés and other types of shops as well. There's also beautiful murals at the roof. There's also amazing tile work on the floor including the famous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This must be the most beautiful 'indoor' (although there are no doors actually) shopping street. The roof is made from glass and the architecture is stunning. There is a bull almost in the center of the Galleria, if you spin clockwise on his private parts 3 times, it's supposed to bring you good luck :-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Shops Nice restaurants, just as shame that they allow gangs of beggars to hang around, that spoils it for visitors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't miss it but don't anyway! Take a break go eat there enjoy the experience! Good for rainy day too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can not believe the art work and architecture of this building until you go inside. It is beautiful and well worth a visit. The flooring is also to be admired. The shops window displays are probably one of the attractions as well. All in all a memorable visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful, clean and the architecture was stunning. Designer shops and nice restaurants. All very busy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to walk through. In the center you will find the heel spin for good luck. Take three turns with your heel in the ground for a year of good luck (at least that is what I was told). Expensive, so take the credit card.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place that was built and has been used for commerce for many many years. It is very beautiful and has all kinds of stores, since the small souvenir ones to the big designer ones. It is usually packed with people just walking around, but it´s worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing architecture of the first shopping centre in the world is now attracting many people for its grandness. It is beautiful any time of the day, but I would suggest the visit during a sunset as the roof becomes amazing with some surrealistic blue colour.

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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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