Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery

Shop like an Italian!

Milan Must-Do's Published on 30 January 2019

If you’re into fashion and high life, the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II) in Milan is surely on your list of places to see before you die. Forget its stunning architecture and its shiny glass roof. Also forget the historical wonders you must have seen before you walked in. Instead, choose between Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and many more, for the shopping experience of  a lifetime.

Highlights at Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery

Once your shopping frenzy is satisfied, you can further explore the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery. You may firstly walk in awe across its central space, a mundane chapel with a luxury dome. Legend has it it’s good luck to step on its mosaic bull and turn around. Lastly, you can sip some coffee at Biffi Caffè, the historical bar of “Milano’s lounge”, as people call the gallery.

Time to Explore: 1-2 hours.

Top Tips: Some of the gallery’s cafes have rooftops facing right over the Cathedral.

What’s Close? La Scala Theatre, Milan Cathedral, Sforza CastleSant’Ambrogio Basilica, Royal Palace.

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