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“Perfect mix of shopping and architecture”

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Ranked #4 of 859 things to do in Milan
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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.
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Perfect mix of shopping and architecture”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

It has to be said that this is the most stunning shopping gallery. Grand architecture, combined with high end luxury stores (think Prada etc), and people watching make for a very pleasant experience. The arcade is in the form of a cross, with a central dome which looks amazing all lit up at Christmas time. The central dome also contains paintings of all the continents which Italy has ruled, and well carved sculpture. All shopping units are rented by the stores, but owned by the city, which ensures the uniformed look and high standards of maintenance.

If you are feeling rather flush there are cafes and bars for a spot of people watching, but most people just come to parade and window shop. Lovely view towards the Duomo and a stunning central location.

Visited December 2013
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Syros, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“it's nice to visit one time only”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

nice building... it's a very crowded!! with really expensive shops. it's nice to watch it from D'uomo square.

Visited December 2013
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The centre of world style and kind service in every shop or caffe or restaurant”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

During my five days stay at Milan, Italy I every day visit this place. Never I get so good Espresso how in Milan and also at this place with the same price 1 euro. You don't need to wait, it very good organise and you pay and with check bill show your payment and after few second You have your Espresso. Massimo Dutty also I got best new one wallet which I didn't see at my city at the same brand name shop. I compare prices and at this place at this shop a lot things is a little bit cheaper with a lot offers, a lot of kinds goods and sometime it looks like my country got what don't selling there and nobody takes that. So kindly and lucky for giving service sellers is also the best opium for you for all day. Every if they can shake your hand and every are help. To be Via Monte Napolitano also some of the best choice, because of this street cross only few steps. Few steps also and Luxury shops quadrate ... You can spend there all you holiday and spend money until the time when you decide that it will be must done stop.

Visited December 2013
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Kursk, Russia
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very monumental”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

It's better to look on it from Doumo square. The boutiques are very expensive, don't waste you time surfing inside

Visited November 2013
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Kuala Lumpur
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Enjoy the window shopping”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Thumb up for this place, really enjoy the window shopping and wandering around. There is a lot of branded shop such as LV, Prada, Mont Blanc .... ! The shop assistant is really friendly and helpful. Please drop by Mc Donald, you can see that the signboard is different then other country, is black color.

Visited September 2013
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