Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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8 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Designed by Giuseppe Mengoni in 1865, and named after the first king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, an arching cast-iron dome of vaulted glass arcades covers the street connecting Piazza... Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

This spectacular, late-19th-century glass-topped, Belle Époque, barrel-vaulted tunnel is essentially one of the planet's earliest and most select shopping malls. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Milan's late-19th-century version of a mall is this wonderful steel-and-glass-covered, cross-shaped arcade. Full review →


Let's Go

Marble inlay floors leading to one Gucci, a Versace, and two Pradas seperated for men and women. Full review →


Lonely Planet

So much more than a shopping arcade, the neoclassical Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is a soaring iron-and-glass structure known locally as il salotto bueno, the city's fine drawing room. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

The magnificent Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, completed in 1877 (designed by Giuseppe Mengoni), is emblematic of Milan. Full review →


Time Out

The magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II isn't known as il salotto di Milano (Milan's living room) for nothing. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Opened in 1867 and recently refurbished thanks to grants from fashion houses Prada and Versace, the Galleria is famous for being one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Full review →

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