One of the largest shopping malls in the world, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II welcomes visitors from all over the world from its location on Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy. This mall derived its name from the first king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, and was ahead of its time in terms of both size and features. In fact, this galleria was the inspiration for large shopping meccas around the globe and was a trendsetter for enclosed roof shopping that still exists in modern times. Construction began on this mammoth structure in 1865, with the legendary architect Giuseppe Mengoni providing the inspiration for the glass vaulted arcades, cast iron ornaments, and the four mosaics depicting the coats of arms of Rome, Florence, and Turin as well as Milan.
Today, shoppers have the luxury of pursuing a variety of upscale items, including the latest haute couture fashions, books and manuscripts, jewelry, and artwork. To add to the convenience, proprietors offer up a lavish spread of popular cuisine, coffee, and drinks from the many cafes, bars, and restaurants that call Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II home.
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Enjoy the epitome of Italian luxury by staying in Dei Cavalieri Hotel, Milan, where you are close to the action and some rooms have access to Piazza Missori. The hotel has an on-site business centre, a concierge, and shuttle service to the airport. For a more budget-friendly holiday consider Cavour Hotel, Milan. While still pricey, this 4-star hotel is in an ideal spot to visit the Galleria as well as historical points of Milan such as the Poldi Pezzoli museum. With an in-room iron and hairdryer you have some necessities of home at your fingertips. The hotel also has a laundry service to keep your clothes at their best.