Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II information

Milan , Italy
Piazza del Duomo
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Metro: Duomo
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So much more than a shopping arcade, the neoclassical Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a soaring iron-and-glass structure known locally as il salotto bueno, the city's fine drawing room. Shaped like a crucifix, it also marks the passeggiata (evening stroll) route from Piazza del Duomo to Piazza di Marino and the doors of Teatro alla Scala (La Scala). In 2015 a new highline walkway gave access to the Galleria's rooftops for stunning bird's-eye views of the arcade and the city.