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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 7740 4343
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Very expensive (anything) it is not worth to buy from there ,the reataurants are more than expensive and not very good!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beautiful place is right next to the major attraction in Milan, the Duomo di Milano in the piazza, which is fortunate as I might not recommend it otherwise. As it is, it is a major architectural feat which has been turned into a major shopping area of very fine and very expensive shops. Even the restaurants are very expensive.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very expensive (anything) it is not worth to buy from there ,the reataurants are more than expensive and not very good!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's great for taking tourist pictures. There is a thing in the centre where you put your heel, spin around and make a wish, or at least I was told that. I am still waiting on my wish to come true. The rooftop glass is really beautiful. A must- see, just meters away from Duomo di Milano

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gallery with amazing shops. Be sure to spin on the bull. The Galleria restaurant is a good (but pricey) place for a rest stop.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is just by the Duomo. It's a beautiful building with a sweeping perspective that is a must for photos. The Galleria is also home to high end shops and cafes so lots of people about. Best for photos in the evening when it's beautifully lit

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magnificent structure and absolutely beautiful. Great place to window shop and simply enjoy being in such a grand place.

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Pori, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice shopping centre next to Duomo di Milano !! The Galleria is a beautiful building, you'll get a glimpse of why Milan is the Italian fashion capital

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely to go for a wander. All high end shops so rather on the expensive side if shopping is what you're after. Has a beautiful big Christmas tree this time of year

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Galleria is a beautiful building, but unfortunately full of tourists during the day. By coincidence, I crossed the building on my way and back from La Scala at night and what a difference it was ; there were few tourists around, I was able to savour the true beauty of the buildings, the soft golden glow of the lights... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Galleria is often nicknamed il salotto di Milano (Milan's drawing room), due to its numerous shops and importance as a common Milanese meeting and dining place. The arcade principally contains luxury retailers selling haute couture, jewelry, books and paintings, as well as restaurants, cafés, and bars. The Galleria is famous for being home to some of the oldest shops... More 


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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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