Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 31/07/2012

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a double arcade in the centre of Milan.The structure is formed by two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala. It is named after Vittorio Emanuele II,the first king of the Kingdom of Italy and it was originally designed in 1861 and built by G.Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

The four-storey arcade includes :

Many elegant shops,restaurants,cafes,bars,hotels and remarkable floor mosaics such as : The Bull from Turin Coat of Arms and the she-wolf,Lupa,suckling the twins Romulus and Remus.

Spinning on the Bull … ?  No, I didn’t do a twirl on the Bull … LOL, If you know the tradition …

And then,sinful attachment to worldly things …   But what  about Thackeray‘s novel ” Vanity Fair ”  ???

Oh,come on … We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style …

Milan is to money what Rome is to history…


  1. I really need to go to Milano ! I have a friend living in Torino, so it’s a shame I didn’t find time to go there ! Thanks for the adress =)


  2. Milan galleria is even gorgeous through your lens. LV displays are something else…


    • Many thanks Amy for your praiseful words. Glad you enjoyed the sinful … displays lol …


  3. Great pics of a great place that I love so much myself. This is one of my memories :


    • Thanks kindly my new wordpress friend !
      Delighted you enjoyed the photo series and that I stirred sweet memories.


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