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Private Tour: Milan Sightseeing Tour
"This private tour takes you to the exciting Italian city of Milan the fashionable place to see and be seen. Milan has a rich culture steeped in tradition beautiful art and hospitable people.Explore with an adept English-Speaking guide who will tailor the tour to your personal interests. A highlight of the Milan City Tour is the world-famous Duomo di Milano. This cathedral is the fifth largest in the world and the largest in all of Italy. It was built in the Gothic style and took almost six centuries to complete. Learn about its art and architecture as you stroll leisurely with your guide.Milan is an ancient city with origins in the 6th Century B.C it was the seat of the Roman Empire. You’ll enjoy a visit to one of the first shopping malls in the world the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This 19th Century arcade boasts two glass-vaulted arcades and a glass dome
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Classic Milan Photo Tour
"If you are on a tight schedule and you want to photograph Milan’s classics do it with us! This photo tour is planned to make good use of one of the largest pedestrian areas in Europe.With some smart detours and good planning you will shoot many attractions and new perspectives in half a day: Castello Sforzesco built by the Sforza House in 15th century Piazza Mercanti La Scala Galleria Meravigli Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (aka ‘Milan’s living room’) with its infamous bull ritual and a lot more.We will not miss Piazza del Duomo with its cathedral (3rd largest in the world)
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Milan Segway Tour
"From Sempione Park glide to Sforzesco Castle (Castello Sforzesco) and Piazza del Duomo to admire the gallery dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II one of Italy's former kings. Photo stops are encouraged so keep your camera handy as you pass through Sempione Park Via Dante and Piazza dei Mercanti. Never been on a Segway before? No problem! Prior to setting off your guide will lead you through an approximately 30-minute orientation session to get you accustomed to riding one of these two-wheeled electric self-balancing vehicles. It's easy to operate and suitable for anyone over 12 years of age
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

This arcade links Duomo Square with the La Scala Opera House. It was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni, and named after King Victor Emmanuel II. The Galleria was inaugurated on September 15,...
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IreneMcKay
Jan 07, 2014

Turin Bull

Right underneath the glass dome in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is the emblem of Turin, a bull, on the mosaic floor. It is meant to bring you good luck if you spin around on your right heel on the...
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antistar
Nov 20, 2013

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The shopping gallery of Vittorio Emanuele II is just astonishing, and unlike any arcade I have seen anywhere in the world. Its cavernous interior is akin to the nearby cathedral , and is very much a...
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antistar
Nov 20, 2013

Gallery of Vittorio Emanuele II

This Gallery, as anybody knows, was built in 1877. Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II is the Milan’s elegant lounge with luxury boutiques and restaurants. The roof of the gallery forms a cross that is well...
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Oleg_D.
Oct 24, 2013

Il Salotto Milan: Vitorrio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele was the place I most looked forward to visiting in Milan. Seeing it did not disappoint. Sandwiched between the Piazza della Duomo and the Piazza della Scala it is a...
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TooTallFinn24
Jul 04, 2013

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, Italy

The magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II isn't known as il salotto di Milano (Milan's living room) for nothing. It connects piazza del Duomo with piazza della Scala in grand style, and the upper...
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TrendsetterME
Jun 01, 2013

The Oldest Shopping Mall in Italy

Designed and constructed by Giuseppe Mengoni, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was opened for business in 1877. The four-story mall consists of two glass-vaulted arcades which intersect at what...
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basstbn
Mar 19, 2013

Galleria Grande

This is not your average shopping mall. Milan’s gigantic, glass-covered arcade is a statement: a symbolic transition between heaven and earth; a marriage of the secular and sacred; a celebration of a...
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goodfish
Feb 26, 2013

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

This is essentially a roofed-over shopping center, but a very elegant and historical one, built from 1865 to 1867 in the very center of Milan. It was named after the then-reigning king of Italy, who...
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Nemorino
Feb 26, 2013

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Apart from the Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the most famous icon of Milan, and it was the only other attraction I had heard of before I started researching for our trip. When we got there,...
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ettiewyn
Aug 25, 2012

Even If Shopping Isn't Your Thing

I'm not usually one for gawping at the touristy stuff during my city visits, nor indeed am I one for writing about them, but here in Milan I gawped, good and proper, at the Galleria Vittorio...
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johngayton
Jul 04, 2012

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is an elegant shopping mall designed in 1861, and built from 1865-1877. It has 4 wings and a central dome, all with iron and glass ceilings. The shops are “high-end” and...
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JessieLang
Oct 23, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Duomo - Cathedral

I made an effort, and was able to get to the city centre where I made a visit to the Duomo. It was a reasonably warm day and waiting for a ticket was not an unpleasant experience. Security seems to...
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Chiesa San Fedele - Church

One of Tibaldi’s most famous designs, San Fedele in Milan, built for the Jesuits, combined a creative interior spatial enclosure with a strong expression of the architectural Orders. Named after the...
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Chiesa San Carlo al Corso - Church

San Carlo al Corso is a neo-classic church in the center of Milan. It was built to replace the medieval church of Santa Maria dei Servi. The construction and the design themselves were inspired by the...
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Palazzo dei Giureconsulti

Palazzo dei Giureconsulti (I am not sure about the exact translation into English but maybe something like Palace of Legal Consulting) is located on Piazza dei Mercanti and in the Middle Ages, it was...
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Piazza Mercanti

Piazza Mercanti or Merchants’ Square is a little piece of central part of medieval Milan survived till nowadays. He you can feel the real spirit of Medieval Milan and times of Visconties and Sforzas....
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Museum of Castello Sforzesco

This part of the castle was built by Donato Bramante. Archeological museum with its prehistoric artifacts and Egyptian collection is situated here. Here you can visit the museum of musical instruments...
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Getting to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Piazza Duomo, 20123 Milano, Italy

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