galleria vittorio emanuele
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele Milan

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele Milan

Update information to visit one of the most important attraction of Milan, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a commercial gallery in Milan that, in the form of a covered pedestrian street, connects Piazza Duomo to Piazza della Scala. Due to the presence of elegant shops and clubs, since its inauguration it has been the meeting place of the Milan Middle Class so much to be nicknamed the “Milan salon”: built in the neo-Renaissance style by Giuseppe Mengoni, it is among the most famous examples of European iron architecture and represents the archetype of the nineteenth-century shopping gallery. Called simply “La Galleria” by people in Milan, it is often considered as one of the first examples of a shopping center in the world.

 

WHAT NOT TO LOSE IN YOUR VISIT TO GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II

  • The moisaic of the bull: In the octagon of the gallery, there is a mosaic on the floor that depicts a bull. Traditionally, tourists and citizens, are used to make three turns with their feet resting on the testicles of the bull. Legend has it that this movement brings good luck to anyone who does it.

 

  • Aperitif from Camparino, the local cult of the Italian aperitif in the heart of Milan: The historic restaurant in the heart of Milan, where the aperitif is born. Inaugurated in 1915 under the guidance of Gaspare Campari, it is the privileged place for those who want to immerse themselves in the true Campari atmosphere and its origins, with a look to the future. Click here for more information about.

 

HOW TO REACH GALLERIA VITTORIO EMAUELE II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, located near the Duomo, can be reached by:

Underground: M1 line, Duomo stop; M3 Line, Duomo stop

Surface Transport: Tram 1,3,12,24,27

Remember! To access  Milan Public Transport network, remember to buy the ticket that best suits your need, you can find all the tickets at your disposal clicking here.

Milan Travel Card: It is possible to purchase the Milan Travel Card to have free access to public transportation, and discounts in many museums and attraction in Milan, at the price of 10,50 € (for 24h), 17 € (for 48h) and 19 € (for 72h), click here for more information about.