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Luxury shopping historic arcade! Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Milan!

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan is one of the oldest shopping arcades in the world. It is a covered pedestrian street that connects two of Milan's main squares: Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala. The Galleria is famous for its beautiful architecture, with a glass roof and large arched windows that let in plenty of natural light.

The Galleria is also known for its luxury shops and restaurants, including famous brands such as Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Armani. The arcade is also home to the famous Camparino bar, which has been serving drinks since 1915.

Watch our video guide with infographics, for some interesting facts, numbers, and figures about this iconic landmark.

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Here are some facts, numbers, and figures about the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy:

The Galleria was built between 1865 and 1877 and is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy.

Just off Piazza del Duomo, The Galleria's glass roof is made up of four intersecting arches and reaches a height of 48 meters at its highest point.

The arcade covers an area of 12,000 square meters and is home to more than 40 luxury shops, cafes, and restaurants.

At the center of the Galleria is a beautiful mosaic floor, depicting the coat of arms of the city of Turin, as well as the symbols of the four major Italian cities: Milan, Turin, Florence, and Rome. It is said that spinning on the testicles of the bull in the mosaic brings good luck, and visitors can often be seen doing just that.

The Galleria was damaged during World War II, but was restored in the 1950s and 1960s.

The arcade is a popular destination for tourists and locals, with an estimated 12 million visitors per year.

The Galleria has been featured in several films and television shows, including the 1963 film "The Leopard" and the 2006 film "The Devil Wears Prada".

The Galleria is a popular destination for tourists visiting Milan, as well as locals who come to shop, dine, or simply admire the beautiful architecture. It is a must-visit for anyone interested in fashion, architecture, or Italian history and culture.

 Check our two videos about what you could see on or from the rooftop.

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