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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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Buzzing atmosphere with lots to see & buy

Central Galleria is a must to visit whilst you are in Milan. So much to see & buy. You can stop & have lunch or a coffee & cake. Perfect if it's raining too.

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Central Galleria is a must to visit whilst you are in Milan. So much to see & buy. You can stop & have lunch or a coffee & cake. Perfect if it's raining too.

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A prime people watching spot and a venue to meet people. Lots to see and do here. Busy during peak season.

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Perth Australia
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The Galleria is just somewhere that you have to see. It's breathtaking! Apart from the obvious - the gorgeous architecture - there are lots of high-end shops and other mid-range shops to browse through. However, beware of the jostle of shoppers. My kids got elbowed in the temple accidentally! There are also pedlars accosting you to buy their trinkets and... More 

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As a shopper myself I absolutely loved visiting here. The old fashioned building was bustling with shops and old fashioned Italian restaurants which was just what we wanted from this trip. Definatly worth a visit and a great place to stop for lunch and cocktails.

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Visually stunning, and the people-watching is free! There's a great bookstore underneath accessed from the mall. The windows of the designer stores cannot be beat.

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Milano
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I'm live in Milan, but I do not loose the opportunity of walking through Piazza (square) del (of the Duomo (Cathedral of the Milan City) Galleria Vittorio Emanuele with its impressicv look. Some people are usually use ro step on the bull's balls in the figure on the floor at the crossing of the Gallery. A a tradition ensures that... More 

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Milan, Italy
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In center of Milan and few meters away from Duomo, you also can have very good espresso coffee there, must see

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Unique place amazing building as you don't see this kind often and different shops and bars make it enjoyable

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Beautiful "mall" with all the shops you'll never be able to affors to shop in (from Prada to Versace). Still worth a visit because of its pretty architecture. Nice bookshop at the exit to the Scala theatre-including arty books and English books.

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really impressive building. definitely must see during stay in Milan. Good shopping and show place too

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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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