Shopaholics, this is your bread and butter. The most famous shopping mall in Italy, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, is a paradise for those who love relaxing for a few hours and getting lost in the beautiful sparkling shop windows.
Designed by Giuseppe Mengoni, the gallery was built towards the end of the nineteenth century and decorated with beautiful sculptures made by the famous Pietro Magni. It is currently home to numerous high-end boutiques, including brand names such as Prada or Louis Vuitton, as well as bars, cafés and restaurants.
Thanks to the high number of stores, brands and designer labels that you can see here, the gallery sits rightly in the famous Milan quadrilateral of fashion, an absolute shopping temple together with Via della Spiga, Via Montenapoleone, and just a short walk from our Hotel near the Milan Cathedral you can easily satisfy your desire for shopping without any stress.
But the gallery is also a monument waiting to be discovered, which will fascinate even the most discerning art lover: it is said that its exposed iron structures, a fine example of which is in the glass dome overlooking the entire structure, were an inspiration for the architect Gustave Eiffel, when he created his greatest masterpiece.
Among the curiosities that have arisen over the years about the gallery, there is the one about crawling on the effigy of the bull shown on the floor for luck: a gesture that hundreds of tourists do every day, forcing the experts to restore the effigy several times a year.
In short, a trip to Milan shall include a whole afternoon in the gallery: our hotel in central Milan will be there for you, a welcome and relaxing "pit stop" before heading out for an evening of fun to show off your purchases.