Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Posted in Milan on 22 October 1976.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
This is a glass-vaulted arcaded shopping street in Milan, or rather two intersecting streets forming a cross. It links the opera house with the cathedral. Where the two streets intersect, there is an octagonal dome. The gallery is four stories high and contains many shops selling luxury goods, as well as restaurants, bars and cafés. It looks absolutely amazing. There are Passages in Paris but they have nothing on this splendour.