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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan: 108 reviews and 220 photos


This ornate shopping arcade, known locally as il Salotto di Milano (Milan's drawing room), was designed by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni in 1865. The galleria had a tragic start to it's life as Mengoni fell to his death from the scaffolding not long before it's inauguartion in 1877. The galleria's finest feature is the glass roof crowned with a magnificent central dome. The roof was the first structure in Italy to use metal and glass in a structural way. The galleria houses many stylish fashion shops along with cafes and restaurants, which include Il Salotto, said to serve the finest coffee in all Milan.

Address: Piazza Duomo, 20123 Milano, Italy
Directions: Centro Storico (central Milan)
Phone: +39 02 7740 4343
Website: http://www.truemilan.com/place/galleria-vittorio-emanuele-ii/

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  • Written Sep 17, 2005
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