Milan’s Drawing Room

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, sometimes called il salotto di Milano or Milan’s drawing room, was our second stop after visiting the Stazione di Milano Centrale. Completed in 1877, it’s size and elegance is on par with other arcades such as the Burlington Arcade in London,  the Saint-Hubert Gallery in Brussels , the Passazh in St Petersburg , the Galleria Umberto I in Naples and the Budapest Galleria. (Now I want to see all of them.)

The four-story arcade includes elegant shops selling  haute couture and jewelry,  books and paintings, as well as restaurants, cafés, and bars. Here you’ll find Prada, Massimo Dutti, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, as well as McDonald’s. We didn’t spend any money here but, along with the rest of the tourists, we did take pictures. You can see some more photos of this impressive Galleria here.


Advertisements
This entry was posted in Travel and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Milan’s Drawing Room

  1. This is one awesome shot =)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s