Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery is located in Duomo Square in Milan and is a passage that communicates the cathedral to La Scala. It has the name of King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy. In neo-classical style with a tendency to 19th century baroque, it was designed by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni. Its construction took eleven years, from 1867 to 1878, being inaugurated on January 1st , 1878 by King Victor Emmanuelle II. It has the shape of a cross and there is a triumphal arch that overlooks the Guomo Square. It is a prestigious place in the city and a must-see. It has an excellent glass roof, very beautiful mosaics on the floors, metal and cement structures, in short, breathtaking architecture. It houses several famous brand stores like Prada, Tod’s, Armani, Versace, etc. as well as bookstores, antique shops, restaurants, cafes and luxury boutiques. It’s always crowded and most are just passers-by who regularly use the passage.
There are two metro stations that leave you just a 3 minute walk away; Cordusio and Duomo.
It’s a great place to have a coffee or an aperitif while you watch the comings and goings of passers-by.
If you like to take pictures, you will be overwhelmed by all this beauty.