Galeria Vittorio Emanuelle
The Galeria Vittorio Emanuelle possesses an entry on the place in front of The Scala, and the other entered on the place, next to the Duomo.
It is a commercial gallery typical of the XIX th century, to the impressive measurements.
The entry of the side of The Scala, is monumental, but of reasonable measurements. It is located at the bottom of the place.
The entirely glazed arch is remarkable, with in its center a very impressive dome.
The entry that is of the side of the Duomo to been treated of monumental way, with an air of Triumph bow. Many fast-food is implanted there. Close to the entry, an all small boutique, nearly petty, must not escape your attention. It is the famous Borsalino store, the creator of the famous hat.
The Galeria Vittorio Emanuelle is the place of a strange custom and you should not wonder therefore if, in its center you see some ladies, or of the girls to deliver themselves to a very particular pagan ritual :
On soil, a bull made of ceramics has, he decorated the power to bring to the women happiness in their emotional and in love relation. For it, she must put the foot on a very precise part of the reproduction of the animal, and to make three tower on her even. You will mark the place where to put the foot and the part of the animal in question when you will see the wear of the ceramics.
matchday in Milan
I had the honour of seeing Milan crush Lecce 5-2 in January, 2005. The atmosphere was awesome with 70,000 chanting Italians, and Hernan Crespo hitting a hat-trick. I got to see heaps of goals (and heaps of flares, too), and i only paid 10 Euro for my ticket.
The Golden Triangle of Shopping
Names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Trussardi, Versace and Valentino read like a veritable ABC of Italian chic. Those lacking the supreme self-confidence to enter inside such hallowed ground as Gianni Versace's four floors of couture (on Via Montenapoleone 2) should stick to window-shopping paradise on Via della Spiga, where traffic is banned Purses, shoes, the latest clothes, gloves. This is designer heaven, especially if you were there during the kick-off to Fashion Week.
Way too expensive beer...
Earlier one of my favourite-bars in the Brera-zone, much thanks to the place. It’s in the middle of the whole Brera, and really good as a meeting-point.
But now I doubt I’ll go back, since it’s gotten so expensive. Last time I was there they charged me 7,50 for a normal beer. Hello…? What’s going on?
Can’t remember I’ve paid that much before though, so hopefully the bartender just had a bad day… But I doubt I’ll check it out again.
Too bad, since it’s a nice bar. The sofas inside are really soft, and the girls are normally from “good looking” to “model”…
It’s also the place for some celebrities, although I can’t say I’ve ever seen anyone there… But ex-Milan manager, and nowadays director of Real Madrid, Arrigo Sacchi, is said to have Sans Ègal as one of his favourites.
In the end of the local is a huge tv-monitor, which always has MTV or another music-channel on. A bit strange though, since the bar-personnel then put down the volume, and put on their own kind of music instead. Feels a bit stupid to sit and watch a musicvideo by Eminem, while you at the same time are listening to the latest hit of Laura Pausini…?
It’s possible to eat in the bar, their lasagne is really good, although extremely hot. Prices for the food are also better than for the beer…
By plane, 2 solutions:...
By plane, 2 solutions: 'Linate' airport in the est of Milan, definitly the easiest way, just outside the city (5km from the center). You can take a taxi.
And the second one 'The international airport', good luck, 40km in the north-west of Milan.