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“Nothing special”

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Nothing special”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Ok it is huge but the outside is all grey and the inside is full of chains shops. The coupole worth a minute.

Visited November 2012
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“not what i expected”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

i was looking forward to the architecture of this shopping area. it was very lovely, but it it so tiny. looking at everything in the guide books and online made this seem like a don't miss, but it really wasn't all that exciting. the shops are out of my budget, but i wasn't expecting to shop either. just take some photos and do a little window shopping. i would suggest doing a quick walk through on your way to the duomo, but thats about it.

Visited November 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Big Mac for lunch @ LouisVitton? Great!”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I visited Milan in July 2011. The Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II is unique, in design, and light, and a great view of it is from the roof of the Duomo, where I started. The inside of the Galleria is amazing, the beautiful ceiling in small windows, paintings all around on the top, the floor with beautiful design... It’s art, all over..
Inside the Galleria you find the best shops, with the famous names as LouisVitton and Prada, right next to each other. And others, in which storefront you can find 20.000 euro handbags.
Now, the possibility of eating a Big Mac for lunch, right next to those beauties, is very nice, proof of excellent taste and some sense of humour, for me. Top! :)

Eu visitei Milão em Julho de 2011. A Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II é única, pelo desenho, a luz, e uma bela vista dela pode ter-se do telhado do Duomo, onde eu comecei. O interior da Galleria é surpreendente, o telhado em vidros pequenos, as pinturas em toda a volta junto ao topo, os desenhos do chão... É uma obre de arte, inteiramente.
Dentro da Galleria encontram-se as melhores lojas, mais chic e mais caras, com nomes sonantes como LouisVitton e Prada, uma em frente a outra. E outras, em cujas montras se podem encontrar bolas no valor de 20.000 euros.
Agora, a possibilidade de comer um Big Mac ao almoço, mesmo ao lado dessas belezas, é muito agradável, e quanto a mim, prova de excelente gosto e algum sentido de humor! Top! :)

Visited December 2011
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Impressive how old this place is and still in good nick. All the top italian designers are here. Pricey and just off the duomo.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful shopping centre”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

But it is only a shopping centre after all, and pretty overrun with tourists at that. The architecture is stunning though so I would at least recommend a cursory glance.

Visited May 2012
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