Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
4.5
Architectural BuildingsShopping Malls
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
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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
  • Duomo • 3 min walk
  • Cordusio • 4 min walk
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  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada971 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Sight In Milan.
    The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele ll is a Mall, but it looks like a church with it's 'on the way to heaven' glass ceiling, it's great walls, and sparkling marble floors ....... ......simply great architecture. Not much religion practiced here, more like a 'shop until you drop' mantra. The property is smack dab in the middle of some of the finest shopping in the world ......the likes of Gucci, Pucci, Prada, Omega, Ferragama and so much more. I truly enjoyed the people watching opportunities as shoppers sported their latest purchased fashions. I consider the Galleria one of the most interesting sights in Milan.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Wildannie
    Freehold, New Jersey11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Experience in Milan
    The Galleria is a Shopper's paradise. Even if you don't buy a thing from Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel etc. to see these stores is an experience unto itself. This beautiful Galleria was built by Guiseppe Mengoni and was built between 1865 and 1877. It is an incredible artistic structure. Take your chance and spin around on the lower portion of the bull and make a wish.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • betteskid
    Boston, Massachusetts1,327 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting place to walk around and enjoy the scene
    We visited here to window shop a couple of times and explored some of the restaurants. It is something everyone who comes to Milan should experience. The decorations are really amazing and it is close to many of the other things most people want to see in Milan.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Glen P
    Sheffield, United Kingdom44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Architecture
    The Galleria itself is simply stunning - the architecture, marble and ceilings are truly breath taking. It houses a variety of high end boutiques as well as fashionable restaurants. It's a popular venue and always bustling with people taking selfie and insta-shots. It is also home to a fantastic da Vinci exhibition which is definitely worth a visit (and if you didn't get to see The Last Supper, it has a room dedicated to it with interactive multimedia that provides fascinating insights).
    Visited August 2023
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Eva
    Bothell, Washington773 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous shopping plaza with crowds - but the stores help you ignore them
    If you appreciate high end fashion and beautiful displays, make sure to come here. To me it’s not a mall but an architectural collection of some of the icons of fashion. Take a stroll but be warned that this isn’t inclusive of all the stores you might be looking for - you have the rest of the city to explore for that. Don’t forget to look up and down and try not to bump into all the influencers.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 August 2023
  • cinderellatheultimat
    Saint James Parish, Jamaica115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glamourous shopping mall
    Stunning place with good vibes. The architecture, the art and designs together with the shops of renowned brand names all under one roof, creates an aura! Even if one is not interested in famous branded products, the place is worth a visit….and there are many restaurants to suit your palate
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Sarah L
    London, United Kingdom3,317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much to do
    Had a great time visiting this popular attraction in Milan which lies right next to the Duomo. It's surrounded internally and externally by a whole host of bars and restaurants and is abundant with designer stores. The bull that people spin on for good luck is also very popular.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Qurban Ali
    Germignaga, Italy15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I do public city
    It is a beautiful and a historical city and the streets here are so beautiful that you can see a person's face from the ground, when you start walking, you see a very beautiful color around and this gallery is a very historical type. It has been built with doors all around and you can enter from one side and exit from the other side and there is a beautiful restaurant near the hotel and Piyasa Joo Center is nearby and you can also take photos and selfies and transport facilities. There are also train stations, metro, etc., and taxis are also available. Please visit here whenever you come to Italy. Thank you very much.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 September 2023
  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,993 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely one of the city must see and try
    Enduring lovely architectural designs. Lots of high end boutique shops , kiosks and coffee dessert places. Entering from one end where the Scala is located , then to see the beautiful history Duomo at the other. Can’t miss this one. If you like nice photo ops , come early since this is a mad haven of tourists.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Philip C
    York, Maine576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty Snazzy
    I can't imagine that the people who can actually afford to shop in the stores would ever brave the crowds to go in there. Giving the guards in front of every store, my guess is that you don't pretend to shop the discount racks and really secretly use the bathroom. But I'm glad the retailers pay the rent so this beautiful structure can be maintained and sustained.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
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LaszloG48
North Palm Beach, FL74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 26 January 2020
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FreeJohnny
Istanbul739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 16 February 2020
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jazbotaz
Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK55 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It’s one of those must see places but it’s not as big as you think or as classy. It is full of dimwits posing like goons for social media, shops are no better than anywhere else in the city and restaurants did not seem welcoming. Motte at the main entrance is an exception. Definitely have coffee and a pastry there and watch the dimwits at your leisure.
Written 18 February 2020
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NikaNumber1
Royal Oak, MI8,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
It’s no arc Della pace but it’s easily mistaken as an arc in itself, thank goodness for the helpful locals setting me straight and on the right path.

This entrance is an architectural masterpiece for a high end galleria or mall, essentially. Milan has always been known for its fashion, first and foremost, architecture is definitely its second best known skill.

The detailing of the entrance to the galleria is beyond impressive, the interior is just as jaw dropping. I can only imagine the builders of our high end malls in seeing this galleria and leaving with their tails between their legs and feeling their second best collection comes pale in comparison.
Written 22 February 2020
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Norm C
Greater Sydney, Australia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Very welcome in Milan's less than warm weather. After delightful weather in Venice and Verona, Milan came as a bit of a shock, much colder and wetter. This great arcade was a shelter for hundreds of tourists and locals and contains up market shops.Very attractive. Seems to be pretty much identical to another one in Naples.
Written 11 February 2020
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Michael Ioannou
Limassol City, Cyprus239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 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 6 June 2022
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Julia S
Eatontown, NJ37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Largest and most famous shopping galleria in Milan. Next to the Duomo - packed with people both day and night. The inside of the galleria are filled with the most elite and expensive stores ... fun to spend a few hours inside the dome structure. A must see!
Written 6 March 2020
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
OK, the architecture is nice, but that's about it. It houses overpriced shops that most people cannot afford to purchase anything in. There are masses of people just wandering around taking photographs. The cafés are expensive and the staff arrogant. I'd suggest just visiting for 5 minutes to say that you've been there and maybe take a photo or two, before you go to the spectacuar O Dourmo, which is across the street,
Written 28 January 2020
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MarekN
Tallinn, Estonia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
You will enjoy the energized atmosphere in this magnificient building full of top designer boutiques. And when the Opera starts their season and you missed the tickets to La Scala, you will have the chance to enjoy the Opera in the Gallery where the big screen is put for the people to see and to listen. You will feel this majestic feeling as you were in La Scala.
Highly recommended to visit!
Written 11 March 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10,656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Reputed to be the oldest shopping mall in Italy. It is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of Italy. There are two glass vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza Della Scala. The central octagonal space is topped with a glass dome. On the ground of the central octagonal, there are four mosaics portraying the coat of arms of the three capitals of the kingdom of Italy, ( Turin, Florence and Rome) plus Milan's. There are numerous shops and dining places. Principally, the galleria contains luxury retailers selling haute couture, jewelry, books and paintings as well as restaurants , cafes, bars and a hotel.
Written 21 February 2020
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