Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Historic Building in Duomo & San Babila

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).

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