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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were there Saturday afternoon. What a mistake. I have never been anywhere with so many people crammed into one place. I would suggest a visit in the early morning. Didn’t get to see much, just got pushed along with the mob. Will enjoy coming...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brernick
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing architecture! Channel, Gucci, Armani and Louis Vuitton shops, a few meters from the Duomo and La Scala theatre.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roman159
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a recent trip to Milan. A stunning piece of art right next to the Duomo. Although it was out of our price range it was interesting to see. It had all the upmarket fashion labels .. Gucci, Armani, channel, etc

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dodger1music
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personally I have been to Galleria many times... and the luxury shops are all the same again and again... with no other interesting shops... I can shop all those in Galleria, in Montenapoleone Corso Venezia Corso Buenos Aires too...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eater H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place just to hang out, eat or shop. Stunning architecture and perfect for people watching and to get a feel for the way of life in Milan. Well worth spending time here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 528edv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its also not as big as you might think. Some restaurants and shops with heritage we ate in one and it was alright

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wowser for top designer brands but go right through to see the statue of Leonardo Da Vinci and the expo currently there

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I visited this place and it is fabulous. I have never once walked into a shop as the building itself is so stunning from the incredible height, to the fresos and the marble floorings. It has beautiful windows, arches and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jill C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to walk through when you are already visiting the duomo next door. There are a few restaurants, some fast food, and a few stores. Beautiful architecture and art. There is historical relevance, but I understand most of it is recent/revitalized.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank N1908OQmichellep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with lot of shopping option. Plenty of Italian food to taste. Big brands look for discounts LV, Guess, Gucci, al big brands are available

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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Climber182979
October 12, 2018|
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Response from Arefeh V | Reviewed this property |
Hi even though we had rented a car we took metro, parking was almost impossible and it was cheaper
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October 12, 2018|
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Response from buob2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Cannot help...We took a bus ! Cheers
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March 12, 2018|
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We went on Monday and it was all open
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D0lphinz
Singapore
Help to Milan.. (1 Replies)
Hi all, I will be arriving Milan from Venice and be spending 1-2 days there. I have some questions, firstly which station should I arrive in Milan from Venice? Is it the Stazione Centrale? Secondly, I understand to go to the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II , I got to stop at the Duomo station. (am I right?) Where should I stay for convienience? Should I stay near Stazione Centrale or the Duomo area? I will be leaving Milan to Zermatt at the Milano station. Am I right to...More
January 25, 2011|
Response fromD0lphinz|
Can i confirm if Stazione Centrale = Milano Station?
lcacds
Los Angeles, California
August 15, Ferragosto - Florence or Milan? (5 Replies)
Hello, unfortunately my travel plan must be scheduled around 8/15, the big holiday when most things are closed. My travel dates are 8/15 to 8/18, and I plan to spend one night in Milan and two nights in Florence. My question is, which city will be better to visit on 8/15? If I am going to Milan first, I will stop by Verona first for half a day, and then in Milan all I plan to do is the Duomo, Last Supper, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and maybe looking to shop a little. If I go to...More
July 20, 2012|
Response fromlastraniera|
I once spent Ferragosto in Milano and apart from tourists visiting the cathedral, elsewhere it was like a ghost town. That was a long time ago and maybe things have changed but personally I'd opt for Florence, though shopping opportunities are going to be limited besides the tourist places.
JerseyBirds
New Jersey
Questions on Shopping, Tax refund info (3 Replies)
Dear Broad, I know there is a Chanel store, 10 minutes from Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, does any one know if there are Chanel counters inside the Galleria (Like NM here in US), I can't find a story directory for the Galleria? Also, someone told me that there is a place in downtown shopping district where you can file your paper to get your tax back, in stead of doing it at the airport. Does any one has the name and address? Thank you very much! Jersey Birds
February 10, 2015|
Response fromsydneynick|
To get your tax back, you must get the VAT forms stamped by EU Customs officers at the port where you are leaving the EU.