GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II, THE OLDEST SHOPPING CENTRE IN THE WORLD by yes milano.it

Taking a “stroll in the Galleria” is a popular pastime and is akin to entering the heart of the city, a very Milanese sight: lingering is definitely de rigueur in this splendid covered arcade linking the Duomo to Teatro alla Scala. It was designed as a porticoed passageway that served as a showcase for high-class shopkeepers, a place for a leisurely stroll and an aperitifor somewhere relaxed to dine after the Opera

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