Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan: Hours, Address, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Reviews: 4.5/5

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Cordusio • 2 min walk
  • Duomo • 3 min walk
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Michael Ioannou
Limassol City, Cyprus116 contributions
Jun 2022 • Business
Stunning place as always.
This is the second time i visit this place and what impressed me was that everyday all restaurants inside had full reservations. Prices are a bit hight and over budget but for one time really worth to try a restaurant there.
In the middle of the Galleria many people post social media pictures and videos about this place.
In general is a very famous place to visit.
Written June 6, 2022
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA626 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
The best word that comes to mind is opulence. It must have cost a fortune to build this domed shopping and restaurant center. The dome is four stories high with a whole lot of glass and an iron framework. I really thought it had gold trim, but I can’t verify it on the internet. The floor is a multi colored very thick marble with 4 of Italy’s cities’ coat of arms. It’s a superstition that if one rotates one’s heel in the genitalia of the bull, it will bring good luck. It connects Piazza del Duomo with Piazza Scala and I was very impressed. It was most definitely a job well done!
Written May 27, 2022
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Federico F
Vicenza, Italy78 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Pedestrian gallery that connect piazza duomo with piazza della scala. It's full of expensive shops and restaurants but everyone can walk and watch the Showcases. In the central part there is a Bull on the floor and it's typical to put your Heel on his b*lls and rotate three times
Written May 17, 2022
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
Mar 2019
Built more than 100 years ago and inaugurated by King Vittorio Emanuele II himself, tha galleria is a posh and extravagant "shopping mall" which houses very expensive shops of the world's most famous brands and a number of overpriced cafeterias and restaurants. It is really packed, most of the time, with window-shopping people.
It consists of two intersecting pedestrian alleys, covered by glass ceilings. Its architecture is beautiful and the place is very photogenic as well.
Written February 9, 2020
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bleachedrose
New York City, NY34 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a beautiful place! During my two days in Milan we came through this Galleria 4 times and each time I am mesmerized by its beauty. The glass ceilings, the structure of the halls, the beautiful mosaic tile floors, this “indoor” mall will never fail to entertain. There is also a good collection of shops here, from high fashion to book store with multiple languages, to the cafe where Ernest Hemingway once enjoyed his aperitivo, this is a must see in Milan
Written February 18, 2020
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GMTOR
Toronto, Canada261 contributions
Sep 2019
Absolutely amazing building - you have to stop there even if you don't plan to shop. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is one of them most expensive shopping places in Milan, however, you'll enjoy its beautiful architecture. Don't miss it. You'll truly enjoy it.
Written January 11, 2020
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kristencovo
London, UK37 contributions
Oct 2021
In the center of the city in front of the Duomo the Galleria is one of those original shopping malls only with pedigree. A must see in terms of architecture and history, but with the bonus of some good shopping.

The original shopping mall with lots of class, Prada and Campari...
Written November 4, 2021
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LaszloG48
North Palm Beach, FL70 contributions
Nov 2019
Everyone who visits Milan ends up going to the magnificent Duomo, the incomparable cathedral of the city. A two minute stroll away, stands the magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II a majestic venue with elegant shops that transports you to another era. The Galleria is often crowded so try to schedule your visit during the morning when you can enjoy it better.
Written January 26, 2020
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teddy6180
Los Angeles, CA182 contributions
Jul 2020
Our trip to Milan was enhanced by visiting the Galleria. We enjoyed our window shopping at the high end shops. Also, don't miss catching a drink at the restaurant upstairs, you'll enjoy the vantage viewpoint of the shops from your table.
Written June 17, 2021
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FreeJohnny
Istanbul739 contributions
Feb 2020
It may be a little confusing to walk inside, after a while it becomes disorienting to figure out which way is which. All stores look the same then you may loose your way out. It has nice restaurant & bars. It was really crowded day and night.
Written February 16, 2020
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