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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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Stunning shopping centre

This place is beautiful and I spent quite a bit of time just standing in the center taking it in. The murals near the roof in particular are stunning. A colleague pointed out... read more

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Bracknell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is beautiful and I spent quite a bit of time just standing in the center taking it in. The murals near the roof in particular are stunning. A colleague pointed out the spot where you are meant to turn three times on your heel over the Bull for good luck.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cross shaped building is in two words "incredibly beautiful". I simply cannot imagine working here, and it is right next to the Duomo. It contains shops on the ground floors and offices on the other floors. Just walking through it is a joy as you take in the frescos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Splendid place, beside Duomo, luxurious shops and restaurants, crowded with tourists. Visit necessarily. Make sure you spin the heal at the center for luck.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It’s advertised as open 24/7, but that just means you can walk through it – the shops are not open late. We found it underwhelming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How luxurious this place looks is really magnificent. The high end brands, the inside architecture, the colorful floors, the transparent ceiling, it is literally everything and the list goes on. Don't ever miss this place once you're in Milan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very good place for shopping. There are also very nice restaurants too. Pretty nice for taking pictures as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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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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.
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