The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877. The structure consists of two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala. Considered one of the sites of Milanese luxury shopping, along with Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, it hosts many prestigious labels and brand shops, famous cafés and restaurants, as well as Feltrinelli Records, one of the largest megastores in Italy. The central dome of the mall is magnificent and the mosaic floor on the bottom is decorated with emblems of cities of Milam, Rome, Florence, etc. This place is the evidence of the style and fashion of the city.
It is possible to reach the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele using the M1/M3 and getting off at the Duomo stop.